ormer municipal manager Steve Feller passed away on August 29, at age 65. Feller served in his position for 14 years, from 2001 to 2015. That wasn’t his first employment with the municipality—he was an administrative aide from 1978 to 1979 and assistant manager from 1982 to 1987. Before becoming manager, he was an executive with the Maryland Port Administration and was city administrator of Hagerstown, Maryland.
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, the renovation of the historic municipal building in 2004, the construction of the Veterans Memorial in Mt. Lebanon Park in 2014, and the major renovation of the swim center, also in 2014. Additionally, Mt. Lebanon’s historical reputation strengthened during his tenure 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 dedicated public servant with a fabulous sense of humor and was a friend and mentor to many of the current municipal staff. His colleagues and friends in municipal government think highly of him and have said they will remember his kindness, intelligence and consummate professionalism.