The City of Prescott invites the public to attend a welcoming ceremony for new City Manager Michael Lamar on Monday, October 10 – Lamar's first day on the job. The ceremony, set for 3-5pm in the Founder's Room of the Prescott Public Library, will feature opening remarks by Mayor Harry Oberg, the official swearing in of Lamar, and an informal meet and greet session.
"We encourage people to come by and meet their new city manager," says Mayor Oberg. "It's a great opportunity to meet Michael and his family and see why we're so excited to have him in Prescott. He is the right man, at the right place, at the right time. He is dedicated to service improvement and community outreach, and has a track record of balancing growth and development with quality of life."
Lamar has more than 16 years of professional government experience as the top appointed official. He has served as County Manager in Morgan County, Georgia, for the past 11 years, preceded by six years as the City Manager of Trenton, Florida. He is credentialed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), holds a master's degree in public administration, and a bachelor's degree in political science.
"While we greet Michael with great enthusiasm, we can hardly overlook the contribution made by outgoing City Manager Craig McConnell," Oberg says. "Unless you have sat in the city manager's chair there is no way to know the quantity, and complexity, of work that crosses the desk. We cannot thank Craig enough for his unwavering service."