Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year

by Jack Mayne

Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki told the City Council Thursday (Dec. 7) he was retiring later this year.

“I informed Council that I intend to retire from service to the City of Des Moines, effective August 19, 2016,” Piasecki said in an email to the Waterland Blog.

“I am truly honored to have worked with each and every one of you during my time with the city. Thanks to all of you for your commitment and hard work as we navigated our way through the many issues we addressed in the past 20 years.

“This City would not be anywhere near to where it is today if not for your efforts,” Piasecki wrote. “I appreciate your support and honesty throughout these years and I will truly miss you when I am no longer here. Until that day, I look forward to continuing to work together to serve the residents of this wonderful community to keep us on the upward path that we are now experiencing.”

Piasecki became city manager of Des Moines in May of 2002, after serving as the city’s assistant city manager since 1996.

He came to Des Moines from Phoenix, Arizona, where he was the customer service administrator with the water department and management assistant in the city manager’s office, according to the city website.

He has a masters degree in public affairs from the University of Texas.


One Response to “Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year”
  1. Mysty Beal says:

    Thank you, Tony, for your years of service under some incredibly difficult circumstances. Most people are unaware of the things you did right for the city and instead expressed outrage about things that were completely beyond your control. They never credited you with the things that went right because a well-functioning city never caught their attention. I’m not sure if you and your wife will remain in Des Moines, but I give you my thanks for your honest efforts and wish you the best.

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