Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard has completed a local government management certificate program through the League of Oregon Cities. The certificate has earned him a $5,000 raise.
Shepard was required to establish a level of management training in 10 core areas, which include budget and finance, human resources, public safety and emergency management, public works and utilities management, land use planning and economic development, public contracting and purchasing, community relations, risk management, elected official manager competencies and ethics and leadership.
Some of the requirements were fulfilled by attendance at sessions at the annual conference of the League of Oregon Cities. Others he received credit for based on his years of service in government and outside classes he competed before working in Corvallis.
Shepard has been serving as city manager since May 1, 2015. Previously he served in a number of roles in 23 years with the city of Albany, including assistant city manager with responsibilities for public works and community development. The longtime Corvallis resident graduated from Oregon State University with a civil engineering degree in 1988.
The raise lifts Shepard’s salary to $177,154 per year.