City of Decatur City Manager's Office
Tim Gleason was appointed City Manager on March 23, 2015, marking the next step in a career spanning more than 25 years in public service at both the state and local level. The City Manager reports to an elected Mayor and 6 Council Members.
As City Manager, Mr. Gleason is responsible for the delivery of public services from a city government with a budget exceeding $150 million annually, made up of eight different departments that include: Development Services, Financial Management, Fire, Legal, Management Services, Police, Public Works, and Water Management.
Mr. Gleason’s top priority and primary focus as he undertakes his administration are economic recovery and development of Decatur. Some of his other major goals and projects for the City of Decatur include:
- Building relationships with the entire community
- Lakefront redevelopment in Nelson Park in conjunction with the Decatur Park District
- Increasing and preserving the City’s water supply
- Numerous improvements to the City’s sewer and water infrastructure
- Improving the bond rating for the City, and its fiscal soundness
Mr. Gleason said the following about these goals, “I’ve stepped into a great situation. It is vital to keep the momentum growing. The entire City is needed, and together, Decatur will be better than ever.”
Mr. Gleason and his wife, Becky, are the parents of five children and the grandparents of three. Outside of his professional duties, he enjoys reading, fishing, and “most any outdoor activity”. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and is a native of Central Illinois.