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Watson Recognized for Outstanding Professional Achievement

Mark WatsonMark Watson, the Oak Ridge city manager and a recent PhD graduate of the UT Department of Political Science, was honored by the International City/County Management Association for his 45 years of public service. 

ICMA’s Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham “recognizes an outstanding local government administrator who has made a significant contribution to the career development of new talent in professional local government management.” 

Watson has helped train dozens of students and young professionals for careers in city management and has served as the city manager of Oak Ridge since 2010.

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