Edwin R. Meece, City Manager
Edwin Meece has been the City Manager to Livingston, Montana, since March 16, 2006. Prior to joining the City of Livingston, Mr. Meece served as an Assistant Director of Public Works (2003-2006) for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (KY). At Louisville Metro, his primary responsibilities included oversight of the Fleet Management Division, and the Impound & Recovery Division, as well as providing operational and policy support to the Director of Public Works.
In Kentucky, Mr. Meece also served as Chief Administrative Officer to the cities of Taylor Mill (1993 -1997) and Bardstown (1997-2003). At Bardstown, in addition to the normally expected municipal services, Mr. Meece oversaw the operation of electric power distribution, cable television, and high-speed Internet utilities.
Mr. Meece currently serves as a member of the Montana Municipal Insurance Authority Board of Directors, as well as the MMIA Employee Benefits Committee. He also served as an appointed voting-member of the 'HB 49 Legislative Subcommittee For Special Districts' (Montana Legislature). Mr. Meece has held leadership positions within the Kentucky City Management Association, Municipal Electric Power Association of Kentucky, Kentucky League of Cities, and International City/County Management Association.
Karen, Landon, and Edison moved to Livingston in June of 2006, from Bardstown, KY, to begin their adventure in Big Sky country. The Meece's stay active hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors, as well as in their church. Although a 'retired' second baseman, Ed has embraced the role of Soccer Coach with the Livingston Youth Soccer Association, in addition to coaching youth basketball for the Livingston Recreation Department. Ed is also an avid runner, participating in local 5 & 10k races. He hopes to be ready to compete in the "2011 Missoula 1/2 Marathon".
The Meece's are deeply involved in the establishment of Landon's Lookout, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a quality environment for teenagers to study, develop their personal interests, and socialize. The Lookout is named after their daughter, Landon, who died from Bacterial Meningitis in June of 2007.
Mr. Meece holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Kentucky University.