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News - December 27, 2013

Dublin City Manager Joni Pattillo retires

Led city successfully through recession years

by Jeb Bing

Dublin City Manager Joni Pattillo retired Friday, marking an end to 25 years of local government service.

At a festive retirement ceremony, Mayor Tim Sbranti presented Pattillo with a gift of a smaller version of the signature Dublin Clock as others on the City Council and city staff applauded.

Chris Foss, the current assistant city manager, has been selected to succeed her.

Pattillo took the city manager's post 5 1/2 years ago just as the economic recession began and had the job of leading Dublin's municipal government through its worst economic challenge ever. She is credited with success in this endeavor, stabilizing the city organization while also positioning it for future growth and prosperity.

During her tenure, Pattillo worked with the City Council to improve community engagement and outreach, including the development of a new website and tools to better connect citizens and businesses with the city, creating public annual reports on the city's fiscal condition and developing a 10-year strategic plan and capital improvement projects.

Her work included creating Community Strategy Forums to help the council and city staff develop ongoing financial priorities for Dublin, including initiating the city's first two-year budget process to provide fiscal stabilization during turbulent economic times.

She also was instrumental in the development of new public park projects, including Fallon Sports Park, Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, four neighborhood parks and the continued development of Emerald Glen Park, with a design phase of the city's planned aquatic center.

"It has been my pleasure to work with Joni over the last several years, and I know that we are a better community because of her service to our residents and businesses," said Sbranti.


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