August 2012 – Present
Conn’s career commenced 34 years ago in his native County of Meath. Since then he worked in 9 different local authorities including Clonmel, Limerick City, Cork City and was appointed City Manager in Waterford in September 2003. Subsequent to that he was appointed Manager of Louth County Council in September 2007 and in August 2012 he was appointed CEO/Manager of both Limerick County and City Councils. In June 2014 Conn took over as Chief Executive of the new Limerick City & County Council. In June 2011, the then Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced that Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council would be merged into a single local authority. The merger would come into effect following the 2014 local elections. The new entity would be headed by a directly elected Mayor, with a five-year term. The first steps in this merger was the appointment of Conn Murray as the dual manager of both Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council. The merger came into effect on 1 June 2014. Conn is a Director on the Board of Age Friendly Ireland.