Stacy Tebo’s phenomenal letter to secure the City Manager position in Lake City

To:  Michelle Greene

Subject:  City Manager Applicant

Attachments:  Tebo; Tebo references.docx

Date:  Friday, April 06,208  11:46 AM

Ms. Greene:

I am interested in working for the City of Lake City, and I am applying for the City Manager position.  I am a Florida native and I am committed to remaining a lifelong resident.

I have been working in local government since 1996 when I received my Master of Public Administration degree from UCF.  The positions I’ve held have given me a wide variety of experience in local government.  I worked in the City of Sanford Community Development Department for seven years and gained extensive knowledge of planning, grants, code enforcement condemnations, permits and licensing.  Being the code enforcement manager exposed me to many challenging situations.  I reported monthly to the City Commission and the Code Enforcement Board.  While in Volusia County, I was heavily immersed in zoning.  I am very familiar with applications for special exceptions, rezoning, variances and comprehensive plan amendments.

For the next ten years, I was employed by the City of DeBary as the City Clerk.  i was also serving as the HR Director until March of 2014, when our Manager reorganized.  I was responsible for getting our in-house code enforcement department going and have written numerou ordinances to amend the code.  I instituted a city-wide records management plan and implemented webcasting of our City Council meetings.  I served as a liaison to appoint citizen boards.  I communicated with our elected officials almost daily.  I interacted regularly with neighboring cities and Volusia County.

On 9/9/15, I became the Town Manager for the Town of White Springs.  I moved to Lake City at that time and still reside there.  Due to the Town’s limited budget, we rely on grants;  I’ve managed several projects in the last few years.  We have a water and wastewater plant; we currently have a SRF project to rehabilitate our entire sewer collection system.  I’ve just finished a $100,000 FRDAP project to improve Willie Guy Turner Park.  In October, 2016 we completed the $600,000 CDBG-funded construction of a new fire station.  We worked with FDOT last year utilizing grant funds for new historic lighting and signage on 41.  We are working with them this year on a SCOP project for repaving and drainage improvements on one of our roads.  I am always looking and applying for grants.  Last year, I applied for a grant through Sabal Trail Transmission to install a transformer and electricity at our ballfield.  We obtained just under $20,000 and had that finished in time for our annual Wild Azalea Festival in March.  This allowed multiple vendors to hook up electric.  I am hoping that will allow us to start brining events to town and put White Springs on the map.

I have worked in cities larger and smaller than Lake City, so my experience is varied.  Over the last 22 years, I have had progressively ore responsible roles in Local government.  Thank you for your consideration.


Stacy Tebo

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