Announcing Leadership ICMA 2014

See who is participating in the eighth year of this professional development program that contributes to successful leadership.

ARTICLE | Dec 12, 2012

Leadership ICMA, in its eighth year, is a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University professional development program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management. Participants not yet eligible for credentialing join a class of up to 15 individuals to complete a series of five class modules and a team-based capstone project. The small classes encourage a strong learning community. All Leadership ICMA graduates receive one year of experience "credit" toward the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

Leadership ICMA now has a rolling admissions process; applications are being accepted for the 2015 Leadership ICMA Class. Leadership ICMA builds the skills necessary for leadership that helps your community, your profession, and you.  Visit, to apply and for more information.

Congratulations and welcome to the Leadership ICMA Class of 2014 who were at ICMA headquarters for orientation December 12-14, 2012: 

Mike Bennett, administrative services director, Hickory, NC

Tony Cain, assistant city manager/chief of public safety, Hillsboro, TX

Rob Carty, director, career services and next generation initiatives, ICMA, Washington, DC

Kurt Fenstermacher, interim director, environmental services & code compliance, El Paso, TX

Andrew Flanagan, deputy town manager, Arlington, MA

Jerome Fletcher, special assistant to the city manager, Alexandria, VA

Jason Glidden, business development anager, Park City, UT

Amy Knowles, assistant to the city manager for structural innovation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Angela McCray, human resources manager, staffing services, Scottsdale, AZ

Lynne Ladner, city administrator, Hiawatha, KS

Autumn Monahan, public information officer, Issaquah, WA

Aaron Otto, city administrator, Roeland Park, KS

Jennifer Payne, section manager, solid waste division, Lawrenceville, GA

Tom Quist, assistant to the city manager, Cartersville, GA

Mark Rothert, assistant county administrator for economic development, Peoria, IL

Lena Stevens, resource conservation coordinator, Decatur, GA


Interested in hosting a capstone project? Complete and submit the Leadership ICMA Call for Capstone Consulting and Peer Assistance Proposal Form by December 31. For more information, contact Felicia Logan, director, Leadership Development Programs, by e-mail or call 202-962-3626 for more information. View past capstone projects here.

Visit the ICMA University Web site, for more information about ICMA University Leadership and Professional Development Programs.

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