Jan 21, 2011

Patrick Urich - City Manager

The City of Peoria and County Administrator Patrick Urich are discussing the possibility of Urich becoming the Peoria City Manager. My wife and I have both been in local government work as city managers, planners, and consultants for over 35 years. Urich is one of the best managers we know, and an excellent fit for the City. 

He did a great job at the County, and would do a great job for the city. He would hit the ground running since he knows the city, lives in the Heart of Peoria and understands the needs of the City. Here is hoping then can reach an agreement.

There has been some discussion about hiring a local guy without city management experience. It would be far better to hire a local guy who has extensive public management experience. It is a difficult job.

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