Jeff Pederson started as Paducah’s City Manager on December 7, 2010.
Pederson brings more than three decades of experience in city government to Paducah including three years as the City Administrator of Grand Island, Nebraska, two years as the City Manager of Dodge City, Kansas, and 13 years as the City Manager of Vermillion, South Dakota.
Pederson holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota. He received the ICMA (International City/County Management Association) 30-year service award in 2013. Pederson served as the President of the South Dakota City Management Association in 2001 and 2002. He also served as the President of the Great Open Spaces City Management Association in 1997 and 1998.
Pederson is a native of South Dakota. He is married with four children and three grandchildren. Pederson enjoys motorcycling and refereeing soccer.
The duties and responsibilities of the City Manager are listed in Chapter 2 Section 2-93 of the City of Paducah Code of Ordinances.
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