The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) recently awarded the William H. Anderson Excellence in Public Service Award to Joe Stefanov, New Albany City Manager. The award recognizes his years of service as a MORPC board member who exemplifies outstanding leadership. During his tenure, Stefanov has held significant leadership roles, including chairing the Reserve and Investment Advisory Committees as well as the Building Committee and has participated in numerous strategic planning efforts to advance MORPC’s priorities in the region.
Stefanov has served on the MORPC Executive Board since 2008. According to MORPC, “Stefanov epitomizes a humble leader who possesses integrity, a deep passion for public service, and the wisdom to cultivate a great team.” Stefanov was an integral member of the team that landed the largest investment in the Ohio’s history – the upcoming Intel manufacturing site located in New Albany.
Having served as City Manager for New Albany since 2000, Stefanov led the city through record residential and commercial growth, including development of the 5,500-acre International Business Park. He is widely respected among his peers for his calm demeanor and ability to work in a collaborative manner with public and private partners to achieve positive success for the greater community.