2020 Jay T. Bell Professional Management Award Winner
City of Maryville
Greg McDanel, city manager for the city of Maryville, was chosen as the 2020 Jay T. Bell Professional Management Awards by the Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA). McDanel received the award at the city’s most recent council meeting held July 13, 2020. The award recognizes a member’s outstanding commitment to the profession of local government management. The award is the Association’s highest honor for its members.
MCMA established the Jay T. Bell Professional Management Award in honor of Jay T. Bell, who served as executive director of the Missouri Municipal League from 1965 until 1981. The award recognizes public service that displays the same high standards of accomplishment, professionalism and ethical conduct. Bell felt strongly that the professionalism exemplified by city managers and administrators was an essential part of good governance.
2020 Richard R. Noll Outstanding Assistant Award
Kim Nakahodo Assistant City Administrator City of North Kansas City
Kim Nakahodo, assistant city administrator for the city of North Kansas City, was chosen as the 2020 Richard R. Noll Outstanding Assistant Award by the Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA). The award honors professionalism, high standards of accomplishment and ethical conduct. The recipient must hold an administrative position that is responsible for assisting the chief administrative officer in carrying out various administrative duties and other responsibilities.