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Posted on: September 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Assistant City Manager Richardson Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

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Kimberly Richardson, Assistant City Manager of the city of Peoria, has been honored with the esteemed Assistant Excellence In Leadership Award by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Assistant City Manager Richardson will receive the award next Tuesday at the annual ICMA conference in Austin, Texas. 

The award, named to honor former ICMA President Buford M. Watson, Jr., acknowledges “a local government management professional who has made significant contributions toward excellence in leadership as an assistant to a chief local government administrator or department head.”   

City Manager Urich acknowledged the award stating, “Assistant City Manager Richardson demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities, a deep commitment to public service, and has made a tremendous impact on our community.” 

Prior to coming to the city of Peoria in January of 2022, Richardson served as the deputy city director in Evanston, Illinois, and worked in Rockford, Bensenville, Riverside, and Flossmoor. Her extensive government background includes managing fleet services, providing policy guidance, participating in collective bargaining, and establishing racial equality initiatives.   In her current role, she oversees the Economic Development Department, Information Systems, and the Emergency Communications Center.  


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