Melbourne Officially Hires McNees As City Manager

By  //  December 10, 2012

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Starts Duties Feb. 4

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne City Council has approved the hiring of veteran government administrator Michael McNees to serve as city manager when the retirement of Jack Schluckebier becomes effective on Feb. 1.  

Michael McNees will succeed Jack Schluckebier as city manager of Melbourne in February. (Image courtesy USAA Track & Field)

McNees will begin work on Feb. 4.

Elected officials selected McNees after interviewing a group of candidate finalists to determine which of them would be a successor to Schluckebier, who has served as Melbourne’s city manager for 10 years.

In a special meeting on Dec. 5, the council unanimously approved a contract between McNees and the city.

He will spend the next several weeks moving to Florida from his current Indiana residence and receiving briefings regarding city personnel, operations and plans.

McNees is returning to government service after serving as interim chief executive officer and chief operating officer of USA Track and Field, a national governing organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.

Prior to that, he was county administrator for Blaine County, Idaho.  In Florida, he was city manager for Sarasota after serving in top management positions for Collier County.

McNeese earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Indiana University, and his MBA in management from Louisiana Tech University.  He is a graduate of the Advanced Government Finance Institute of the Government Finance Officers’ Association.