Remembering General Fred Marty

City Manager Greg Burris and the staff of the City of Springfield express sincere condolences to the family of General Fred Marty, recently retired Deputy City Manager, who died Nov. 20. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

Marty officially retired from the City in Nov. 5 after a career providing more than 50 years of public service. A public memorial service is being planned. More details will be provided later today.

Marty, a retired major general in the U.S. Army, also had served as vice president of administration at Missouri State University, chancellor of the university’s West Plains campus and executive director of the Wonders of Wildlife museum.

Marty had been a part of the city’s leadership team since 2010, participating in the development of plans to meet environmental standards, the direction of building development services, public works, human resources and more.

“I can think of no other person who has had a more profound impact on the City’s operations than Fred Marty,” said Burris. “Fred’s work here will leave an indelible mark on our community for decades to come. He will be greatly missed by all of us who have come to know him as colleague, mentor and friend.”