NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – The City of New Port Richey is pleased to announce that City Manager Debbie L. Manns has been recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
With over 13,000 members in 27 countries, the ICMA is driven by a desire to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. It aims to increase the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world.
In receiving this prestigious designation, Ms. Manns becomes one of approximately 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through this voluntary program.
Eligibility for credentialing is contingent upon an evaluation by the ICMA Credentialing Advisory Board, which considers various aspects including one’s tenure as a senior management executive in local government, their educational background, a demonstrated commitment to maintaining high ethical standards, and a dedication to continuous learning and professional development.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the ICMA,” says Ms. Manns. “The desire to continually improve and learn is one that is paramount to my success as a city manager, and I’m grateful to be recognized by an organization that shares this perspective.”
Ms. Manns’ wealth of experience, education, and proven track record of success make her a highly qualified government leader deserving of this title. Ms. Manns has a history of service to the public sector which spans 35 years, nearly 10 of which have been devoted to the City of New Port Richey. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Public Administration training from Eastern Michigan University.
Ms. Manns emphasizes that attaining the status of an ICMA Credentialed Manager goes beyond the acknowledgment of her past achievements; it symbolizes her future aspirations.
“Upholding this designation demands continuous enhancements through a commitment to professional development and ongoing education,” she states. “This commitment holds me accountable for the ongoing progress the city is both rightfully positioned for and deservedly due.”
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.
ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. It provides services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas.