Peggy Merriss Wins Pillar of Professional Excellence Award

3 12 2008

The AJC provides a few more details about the state award that our city manager, Peggy Merriss, won a while back.

Though I try not to do too much “copy and pasting” of other people’s articles, this one is kinda buried over on the AJC site, so I’ll provide it in full for your convenience after the jump.

Congrats Peggy!  Certainly well deserved!

Decatur city manager wins state award

Decatur’s longtime city manager has earned a statewide honor from her peers for her governmental leadership.

The Georgia City/County Management Association named Peggy Merriss its sole recipient of the Pillar of Professional Excellence Award at its fall conference in Albany.

The honor praises Merriss for championing local government, acting in an ethical and consistent manner and mentoring other government workers.

Merriss has been city manager since 1993 and has helped earn the city numerous state and national awards for ethics, development and other issues.

She was elected the first female president of the International City/County Management Association in 2002 and serves on the board of the Alliance for Innovation and the Municipal Policy Committee of the Georgia Municipal Association. Merriss has worked for Decatur since 1983.

— April Hunt



2 responses

3 12 2008
Parker Cross

Wow! Peggy’s the POPE?

3 12 2008

Yes, the POPE. And if she could balance the city budget, I’d nominate her for the Queen of France.

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