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ODU Board of Visitors Member Bob O'Neill, Jr. To Deliver Keynote Address of Public Service Week

Robert "Bob" O'Neill, Jr., executive director of the International City/County Management Association (IMCA) and member of the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors will give the keynote address of Public Service Week. The presentation, titled "The New Normal and the Future of Public Service" will be given at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in room 102 of the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building on the campus of ODU.

A reception will be hosted prior to the address at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

O'Neill became executive director of the IMCA in 2002 and oversees all aspects of the association, including membership, staff and implementation of the Executive Board's strategic objectives. The ICMA is an organization of nearly 9,000 professional local government leaders building sustainable communities to improve lives worldwide.

He was appointed to the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors on July 1, 2005. He served a previous term on the Board of Visitors from July 1, 1992 through June 30, 1996. He currently serves on the Academic & Research Advancement and Student Advancement Committees.

In 2001, he received The Spirit of Public Service award from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. In 1996, he was the recipient of the prestigious National Public Service Award, presented by the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration. The award recognizes individuals who have made a difference in public administration for a sustained length of time. In 1997, O'Neill was elected as an Academy Fellow.

O'Neill graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1973. He received his Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1974. He is a 1984 graduate of The Executive Program of the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of Law from Old Dominion University.

This article was posted on: November 1, 2010

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