Tim Gleason

Tim GleasonCurrent Location: Decatur, IL
Hometown: Morton, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 1995 (Management), Graduate Certificate 1997 (Public Management Practices), M.P.A. 2007 (Public Administration)

Current Position
City Manager of Decatur, IL

Career Highlights
“After serving in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, I worked for several years as a police officer. One day the Mayor of that city suggested that I consider a career in city administration because he said that I ‘look at things differently.’ He encouraged me to pursue my M.P.A. I did, and went on to serve the State of Illinois as the CEO of Correctional Industries and Deputy Director of DCEO. I then became the City Manager for Washington, IL. I’m very proud of the community and how we pulled through the devastating tornado of 2013. I received a Governor’s appointment to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board in 2013. I recently accepted and began my current position as City Manager of Decatur, IL. I could not be more excited about the opportunities facing Decatur. I’m convinced that we will see tremendous economic grown in the next ten years.”

Memories of SSU/UIS
“I have several fond memories of the weekend courses. Friday evening through Sunday evening. Long weekends, but were some of the best classes that I had. The blend of full-time students along with students like myself (working full-time) offered tremendous benefits to the overall experience.”

Interesting Fact
“I enjoy most anything outdoors, reading and constantly learning.”

Posted on July 22, 2015