Patrick receives credential designation

Patrick receives credential designation James H. Patrick, city manager of Vermillion, recently received the International City/ County Management Association (ICMA)'s Credentialed Manager designation. Patrick is one of 558 local government management professionals to be credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

To be credentialed by ICMA, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government, have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field, and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

Patrick is qualified by more than 10 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2002 as Vermillion city manager, he served as city manager in Lebanon, OH.

In addition to his professional tenure, highlights of Patrick's ICMA membership include member of the ICMA conference planning committee, and an executive board member of the South Dakota City and County Manager's Association.

Patrick has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including International Economic Development Council as a current member, Ohio City and County Managers Association as a committee member and Rotary International.

The International City/ County Management Association (ICMA) promotes excellence in local government through professional management. Toward this end, ICMA provides an information clearinghouse, technical assistance, and training and professional development to nearly 8,000 chief appointed administrators, assistant administrators, and other individuals throughout the world. Its resources and services reach is in contact with thousands of local, county, and state government professionals, academics, and consultants.

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