BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The following is a news release from the Gallatin Media Center and Belgrade Mayor Russ Nelson.

"It’s a Sad Day in Belgrade.

Thursday evening May 16, 2013 Belgrade City Manager Joe Menicucci passed away in Billings after being hospitalized for several months.

After serving the City of Polson. Mr. Menicucci relocated to Belgrade in 1990 as City Manger of Belgrade, a position he held for almost 23 years.

His dedication, knowledge, and commitment to this community will be greatly missed.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and city staff."