Emily Colón, Lakeland’s assistant city manager, was listed among seven “women that are breaking down barriers and leading the next generation of the local government profession” by PM, the magazine of the International City/County Management Association. In the article, Cólon said working with people, even disgruntled ones, is what she loves about her job, and that her biggest accomplishment is leading city government through COVID-19.

Source: Public Management

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