Deputy City Manager: Fred Marty
The Deputy City Manager helps administer City government through supervision of other City departments, assistance in policy formulation and implementation, and coordinating functions between various departments. He works with outside agencies and organizations in collaborative efforts.
- highly responsible administrative and managerial duties assisting the City Manager
- provides general direction and supervision of all city departments
- helps interpret and carry out policy for departments and other parties and advises City Manager and City Council on policy changes
- works closely with City Council, City Manager, and department directors in planning programs for various municipal operations
- represents the City Manager at various meetings and serves as the City Manager in his absence
Major General (U.S. Army, Retired) Fred Marty joined the City of Springfield as Deputy City Manager in October 2010, with more than 47 years of public sector leadership experience. He has worked extensively with public officials at the federal, state and local levels. Under his leadership, Fort Sill, Oklahoma was named "The Best-Managed Installation in the Army." Marty is a recipient of the Army's highest peacetime award, the Distinguished Service Medal.
Retiring in 1993 after 30 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Army, General Marty began a second career in public service as Vice President for Administrative Services at Missouri State University. Five years later, the University’s Board of Governors selected him as Chancellor of the West Plains Campus. General Marty relocated to Springfield in 2001 to serve as Executive Director and oversee the opening of the new American National Fish and Wildlife Museum. Two years later, he returned to Missouri State University as Associate Vice President for Administrative Services. In 1989, General Marty was selected by Missouri State as an Outstanding Alumnus and later earned the University’s prestigious Staff Excellence in Service Award.
Following his retirement from the University in March 2006, General Marty was employed as Executive Director for the Generations Sports Complex near Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In January 2007, he was chosen by the Board of Commissioners for the County of Lycoming to become the Director of Administration and Chief Clerk for the County government.
He attended Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and participated in Army ROTC. General Marty is a distinguished graduate of the United States Field Artillery School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Over the past 15 years, General Marty has served almost continuously on a number of public boards. He and his wife, Marty, have two sons, Patrick and Michael, and five grandchildren.