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Zimomra honored by alma mater

By Staff | Sep 26, 2013

Sanibel City Manager Judith Zimomra is being honored on Sept. 27 at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs’ Alumni & Friends Reception as the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus Award.

Zimomra received her Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University in 1982 and has served on the Glenn School’s program committee for its NEW Leadership Ohio program. In 2011, the alumni association named her among, “100 Buckeyes You Should Know.”

Zimomra has served as city manager of Sanibel since 2001. During her tenure, the city has received two Program Excellence Awards from the Florida City and County Managers Association. This year, Florida Weekly called the Sanibel the “Best Managed City” in southwest Florida and also named Zimomra a “Power Woman of Lee County.”

Zimomra has served as an adjunct college professor at Cleveland State University where she taught graduate students in Public Administration and as an adjunct professor at Edison State College School of Law and Public Safety.

In recent years she has been honored with the Paul Harris “Citizen of the Year” award by the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and was named Citizen of the Year by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce and by the Committee of the Islands. She received the 30-year Service to Local Government Award from the International City Manager’s Association and in 2012 was elected to the Florida City/County Manager’s Association Board of Directors.