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John Shaw

John has served as the city manager for the city of Ferguson for nearly seven years. Prior to that he was assistant city manager in Shrewsbury for five years. He is credentialed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), serves as vice president of the St. Louis Area City Management Association and is on the board of several other professional and nonprofit organizations, including the Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. In addition, John serves as the practitioner/advisor for the UMSL student chapter of ICMA and has been a strong supporter of PPA and its students and was recognized as a PPA Distinguished Alumni in 2013.