Former Mt. Lebanon municipal manager Stephen Feller died Aug. 29 at age 65.
The Mt. Lebanon resident served in the position from 2001 to 2015. He previously worked for the municipality as an administrative aide from 1978 to 1979 and assistant manager from 1982 to 1987. Before becoming municipal manager, he was an executive with the Maryland Port Administration and was city administrator of Hagerstown, Md.
Under Feller’s management, Mt. Lebanon completed numerous high-profile construction projects that shaped the way services are delivered today. He oversaw the construction of the public safety center in 2003, renovation of the municipal building in 2004, construction of the Veterans Memorial in Main Park in 2014 and the major renovation of the swim center in 2014.
During his tenure, the municipality celebrated its centennial in 2012. Additionally, Mt. Lebanon’s historical reputation strengthened as more than 4,400 properties were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
He left his Mt. Lebanon position in 2015 to become chief administrative officer and trust administrator of Municipal Risk Management, a nonprofit that offers workers’ compensation insurance to municipalities.
Feller was a member of International City Management Association and a volunteer with National Association of Schools of Public Administration. He had been a member of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, the national accrediting agency for master of public administration programs.