Whether it’s a public health and safety mandate, the enforcement of building and safety codes, or the actions of law enforcement officers within a municipal police department, most people tend to think of Washington D.C. when it comes to the government. The sober reality, however, is that the most relevant government happens at the local level.
Death of the Public Servant is a true story about a former City Manager’s personal experience. After serving his community for thirty years, he was accused of misconduct, labeled a whistleblower, and publicly terminated. These actions would blackball his reputation and nearly destroy his personal life. Over the next six years, he would embark on the steep, uphill journey to clear his name in court, while attempting to pivot from an otherwise stellar career in public service. After a challenging and lengthy court battle, he would go on to win a multi-million-dollar jury verdict.
This book delves into the intricacies of the local public administrator role from the vantage point of someone with firsthand experience. It is raw and unfiltered, and shines a light on the actions of elected officials which often go unchecked. It is both personal and thought-provoking and will leave you to consider your own responsibility as a member of your local community.
Praise for Death of The Public Servant
“Daniel Rosemond has an honest and witty story to tell about his life journey of becoming a City Manager.”
“A story of maintaining grit under pressure, acknowledging mistakes to move on, keeping ethics above all else.”
“A must-read for students and young aspiring professionals wishing to enter public service.”
“The author's storytelling experience is revealing and will open the eyes of the average citizen unknowing of the day-to-day workings of local government.”
Daniel A. Rosemond is a former public administrator with over thirty years’ experience in local government. After his public termination from a Broward City, he was forced to relocate out of state to attempt to reset his career and his life, but because of the permanent damage done to his career and professional reputation, he was unable to find a job. He ultimately began a non-profit organization with a mission to develop affordable housing. Daniel and his wife Maria have been married thirty-five years and are parents to daughters Nicholle and Alexis.