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The Leon City Council finalized the city administrator contract with Greg Crocker on Thursday, November 13, during their regular council meeting.
Greg was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1973. His father alternated careers in education and roofing throughout his childhood, so he had to opportunity to grow up in many different communities including Casper, Wyoming; Ames, Iowa; Dows, Iowa; and Ankeny, Iowa. After high school, Greg Attended Des Moines Area Community College and obtained his associates of arts degree in Liberal Arts, following by attending the University of Northern Iowa where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration.
Greg was a member of the United States Air Force from 1993 to 1997, where he was active duty as a member of the Security Police (now referred to as “Security Forces”). Crocker was stained in Langley Air Force Base in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and had a numerous temporary deployments to a variety of countries.
Greg began his profession career in public administration in Elkader, Iowa, were he served as their second City Administrator/Clerk. Greg is married with two children and two dogs.
“I chose Leon primarily because it is a new position and the opportunities and challenges that it possesses,” stated Greg, when asked why he chose Leon, “I thoroughly enjoy helping communities. I look forward to utilizing every skill I have and all of the knowledge that I possess to assist the City of Leon in serving its citizens with a high level of customer service and efficiency.”
Greg plans to start work on December 1, and will be moving his family to Leon in the coming months. “After being on the City Council for a few months, it became apparent to me that an administrator was needed for the City of Leon.” Stated council-woman Sue Kelly, “It took time and effort to convince some of the other Council members of this need. I am pleased to see this plan come to fruition and am very anxious for Gregory Crocker to begin work with the City on December 1.”