Gary Goddard

Gary Goddard, Senior Vice President

Mr. Goddard has more than 23 years experience in City Management serving in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio. Mr. Goddard specializes in Executive Search, Long-term Goal Setting and Strategic Planning, Finance and Budget Preparation and Planning, Union- Management Relations and Commercial / Retail Development.

Mr. Goddard has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois City/County Management Association. He was a member of the Illinois Municipal Leagues City Manager Advisory Committee where he created, organized and planned the “Not So Newly Elected Conference and Training Program”. He is also the former President of the Illinois Down State City Managers Association. In addition, he is a current member of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Board, National Stearman Fly-In Association, and founding member of the River2River Cruise Night.

Mr. Goddard has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Ambrose University in history and political science plus a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Drake University. He continues to attend major professional seminars and conferences including the ICMA National Conference. Mr. Goddard is an active member of the International City/County Management Association.

Contact Information:


85 South Seminary #3
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

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