Amarillo, TX – Newest Assistant City Manager Kevin Starbuck recently completed a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Starbuck was among 29 other law enforcement, fire safety, homeland security, emergency management, and military professionals who went through the 18-month master’s degree program. He was presented his degree by the Honorable Undersecretary of Navy, Janine Davidson, on Dec. 16.
During the 18-month online and in-residence program, Starbuck collaborated with homeland security officials from across the nation on current policy, strategy, and organizational design challenges. His thesis titled “Moral Hazard: How the National Flood Insurance Program is Limiting Risk Reduction,” was nominated for the CHDS Outstanding Thesis Award.
Starbuck currently serves as the assistant city manager over Community Services which houses City departments such as the Civic Center, Community Development, Library, Animal Management & Welfare, Public Transit, Community Health, and Parks & Recreation.