Since today is the 50-year anniversary of the resignation of Champaign's first city manager, consider this:
The city has had just four city managers in 54 years.
Steve Carter has been city manager for slightly more than half of those 54 years. Carter began his tenure in Champaign on Feb. 18, 1985, some 27 years ago.
That is an amazing statistic given that the average tenure for a city manager is about seven years.
Champaign's city managers:
Robert H.Oldland, 1958-1962
Warren Browning, 1962-1974
V. Eugene Miller, 1974-1984
Steve Carter, 1985-present