Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth was inducted into the Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame during the Awards Banquet at their Annual Conference and Exhibit in Council Bluffs.
The League Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary public service to the League and local government. The Hall of Fame has previously been awarded to elected or appointed city officials; business or civic leaders; and former members of League staff.
Coralville Mayor John Lundell, who has served as president of the Iowa League Cities during the past year, stated how proud he is that Hayworth was inducted into the League’s Hall Fame. “Kelly is most deserving of this prestigious honor having not only served the City of Coralville for over 30 years, but has also contributed his time and talents to many worthy organizations both locally and statewide.”
Selection for the award is made on the basis of service rendered to city government generally, advocating for cities and good local government, and providing exceptional professional assistance and support to cities.
Hayworth has served as the City Administrator in Coralville for 30 years, a time of unprecedented change and growth, including the doubling of the city’s population. During that time he has overseen innumerable projects, including development of Coral Ridge Mall, $70 million in flood protection funding, and extensive brownfield grants that paved the way for the development of Iowa River Landing.
In addition, Hayworth serves as a member and vice-chair of the Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association Board of Trustees; is a past president of the Hawkeye Area Scout Council; serves on the Salvation Army of Iowa City advisory board; the Iowa City Area Development Board and executive committee; the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties Board; and the Iowa City Area Chamber Board.
League Hall of Fame inductees are nominated for the honor by their peers, and Hayworth’s nomination was accompanied by an unprecedented six letters of support from area leaders.
Former League President Ruth Randleman, who served 14 years as mayor of Carlisle, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Hayworth and Randleman are now part of the 48 members of the Hall of Fame members inducted since the honor was created in 1995.
Pictured: Coralville City Administrator Kelly Hayworth (left) and Mayor John Lundell (right)