Bill Watkins' resume details work in Columbia, elsewhere

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 12:08 p.m. CDT; updated 12:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Here's a look at City Manager Bill Watkins' resume.

  • 1974: Received a bachelor of science degree in public administration from MU.
  • 1976: Received a master's degree in public administration from MU.
  • January 1974 - April 1977: Worked as an intern and administrative assistant in the Columbia city manager's office.
  • April 1977 - October 1984: City manager of Newton Falls, Ohio.
  • October 1984 - July 1985: City manager of Wood River, Ill.
  • October 1985 - July 1988: Vice president of the Economic Development Division for Springfield, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce.
  • July 1988 - December 1995: Director of economic development for Columbia and executive vice president of Regional Economic Development, Inc.
  • December 1995 - Jan. 6, 2006: Columbia assistant city manager
  • Jan. 7, 2006: Appointed by the Columbia City Council and assumed duties as city manager.

Source: City Manager website

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