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|Outgoing City Manager Praises "Team" Approach
|Some might say a multi-million dollar water plant, while others might suggest federal funding for three proposed rail crossing grade separations might be the biggest accomplishments Dane Bragg has had in his nearly four-years as City Manager.
But Bragg, who announced Friday he's leaving the job to become Village Manager of Buffalo Grove, sees it differently.
Bragg tells WGIL what he thinks is his biggest accomplishment could in a way have something to do with infrastructure, but isn't one piece of capital -- it's, as he puts it, changing the culture in the city and in city operations.
"We've gone to a very team-oriented approach working together, and you've seen the results of that -- whether it's a new water treatment plant or the grade separation project, or the use of technology, etc.," Bragg said. "Because of that team effort that we have, and the way that we work together using everyone's skills and abilities, we're able to be successful. And I'm very proud of that."
Bragg says his fondest memory of Galesburg, on the other hand, is the birth of his son. His son, and the fact he's almost school-age, was one of the factors he said made it ideal to try and make a career move now versus later.
(Galesburg City Manager Dane Bragg, right, speaks to Senator Dick Durbin during an April 16, 2009 meeting at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Galesburg yards, while Knox County Board Chairman Greg Bacon, and GREDA Interim President Greg Mangieri, Center, listen, in this WGIL News File Photo. WGIL News Story by Will Stevenson.)
|07 05 10 by Newsroom
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