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Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert wins award for excellence

Henry Schubert has quietly served the city of Largo for more than 27 years, mostly working behind the scenes.

Described by many as a humble leader, Schubert, 54, Largo's assistant city manager, was center stage at Tuesday's City Council meeting, where the Florida City and County Management Association presented him with the Assistant for Excellence in Leadership Award.

In a video shown at the meeting, city commissioners expressed their gratitude for Schubert and his years of service.

"He's always there to jump in," Mayor Pat Gerard said in an interview. "He's run just about every department in the city and he's done it well."

Schubert, who has been assistant city manager of Largo since 1993, has served in a variety of capacities, working as an interim police and fire chief on numerous occasions and as a city clerk, environmental services director, human resources director and solid waste manager.

Before joining the city full time as a management analyst in 1980, Schubert worked as a planning technician for Largo in a position funded by a state grant.

He graduated from Dixie Collins High School, St. Petersburg Junior College and the University of South Florida and earned a master's of public administration from USF.

Schubert has also served as a budget evaluator for the Government Finance Officers Association. His work has earned him 17 consecutive awards from the organization for distinguished budget presentation.

Schubert said his latest award caught him by surprise. He said it is not just a reflection of himself but of all his colleagues and those he has served throughout his career.

He said that what stands out in his mind when he reflects on his years of service is "the quality of the people that I have worked with over the years. This is a very professionally run organization, and we have a lot of dedicated people."

Commissioner Harriet Crozier, who has worked with Schubert for 15 years, said she became especially impressed with him as a leader when he oversaw the design and construction of the new Largo Public Library.

"He gets the job done quietly," Crozier said. "Until the library came along, he had all of the budget to take care of. There was never any question that everything was covered. He understood the budget, he presented it well, and by the time we would get the budget, there was very little to cut."

The excellence in leadership award is given each year to an individual who embraces leadership in his or her organization and helps foster a sense of professionalism and growth in the workplace. Schubert will be presented with the award at a banquet May 30 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island.

Schubert has also been nominated for an international city/county management association award, the winner of which will be announced in late June.

Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert wins award for excellence 04/19/08 [Last modified: Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:58am]
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