“Mary has focused on translating complex issues into everyday values making them more accessible, and on reaching people through additional channels – such as social media and the Internet – allowing residents to become involved on their own schedule and in a way that’s less intimidating than speaking out at a City Council meeting,” according to a White House news release.
The award is given to government leaders who make government more transparent, provide new venues for citizens to become involved in government, and foster new methods for the public, private, non-profit and citizen sectors of the community to work together.
Bunting has worked for Hampton city government in various capacities for 22 years. She was most recently appointed city manager in 2010 after serving as an assistant to the city manager and then assistant city manager.
Prior to being employed at the city, she earned a bachelor of arts from Johns Hopkins University and a masters degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Hampton City Manager honored at White House
Mary Bunting named “Innovation Champion of Change”
By Robert Brauchle, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 22, 2012