Family Service Agency supporters recognized City Manager Mike Flad for his commitment to the city he grew up in and his sense of humor during the annual Imagine a City Gala held at Providence High School on Nov. 3.
Flad has taken a job as city manager of South Gate and the Family Service gala was a chance for friends to wish him the best in the future. He received the agency's Mary Alice O'Connor Vision Award named for a beloved volunteer who gave 66 years of her life to supporting many organizations in town. She was a founding member of the Family Service Agency board in 1953.
Mayor Dave Golonski said it best that Flad was not only capable of handling his core responsibilities, but the unexpected things that pop up every day.
“He rose to the occasion so many times in so many ways.” Golonski said.
Flad created great programs that he staffed with great people, the mayor added, and that is what he excelled at.