Wednesday, November 7, 2007
City Manager Announces Retirement
November 6, 2007
City Manager Doherty Announces Retirement Plans
Jeff Doherty, Carbondale City Manager since 1992, announced his retirement today from the City of Carbondale effective June 30, 2008.
"After serving as Carbondale City Manager for 16 years, I will retire from the City of Carbondale and pursue other opportunities", Doherty said. "Announcing my plans at this time provides the City adequate time to recruit a new City Manager and have a smooth transition." Doherty added "I have had the privilege of serving the citizens of Carbondale and no one could be more proud than I have been in being their City Manager. I appreciate the support given to me by the different City Councils over the years and have enjoyed working with two outstanding mayors in Neil Dillard and Brad Cole. I have been blessed with an excellent staff and outstanding employees over the years and we have accomplished a lot for the betterment of Carbondale. But most of all, I am proud that we have had good, honest and fair government in Carbondale."
Jeff Doherty has served as the City Manager in Carbondale, Illinois since 1992. Doherty began his career with the City of Carbondale in 1976 as an Administrative Intern and subsequently held positions in the City's Community Development Department and Railroad Relocation Unit. In 1985, he was appointed Assistant City Manager/Personnel Officer and served in that position until 1988 when he was appointed as the City's Interim City Manager for six months. From 1989 until 1992, Doherty served as Carbondale's Deputy City Manager prior to becoming Carbondale's sixth, and longest serving, City Manager.
Doherty received a bachelor degree in Administration of Justice (1975) and a Master of Public Affairs degree (1982) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia (1995).
He is married to Barbara (Vogler). They have two children, Jeffrey, a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Sarah, a senior at Carbondale Community High School.
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