LAUREN PALMER CREDENTIALED BY INTERNATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
PARKVILLE, MO, JANUARY 29, 2015 – Lauren Palmer, City Administrator of Parkville, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Ms. Palmer is one of only 1,368 local government management professionals nationwide currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s nearly 9,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.
To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, 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.
Prior to her appointment in 2013 as City Administrator of Parkville, Ms. Palmer served as the Assistant City Manager in Manhattan, Kansas (2008-2013) and as a Management Analyst in Des Moines, Iowa (2006-2008).
Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston said that “Parkville is fortunate to have someone with this distinction as our City Administrator. Only 32 out of 961 cities, towns and villages in Missouri employ Administrators who are either candidates for or have earned the ICMA Credentialed Managers designation.”
Ms. Palmer will be recognized for the accomplishment at an upcoming Board of Alderman meeting. For more information regarding the award, please contact Parkville City Hall at (816) 741-7676.