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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Deputy County Administrator Frederick J. Presley Receives ICMA Distinction

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Frederick J. Presley, Deputy County Administrator of Stafford County, VA, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Presley is one of 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics and by 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 13,000 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 lifelong learning and professional development.

“Achieving the ICMA–CM designation has been a goal of mine since I entered this profession. It recognizes not only education and experience achieved in local government but also a commitment to high standards of integrity, and the pursuit of ongoing professional development to better serve our constituents,” said Presley.

Fred Presley is qualified by eight years of professional local government executive experience. Before his appointment in 2017 as Deputy County Administrator of Stafford County, he served as Town Manager in Warwick, Rhode Island. Mr. Presley’s expertise includes four years running his private firm, seven years as a Director of Planning and Economic Development and four years as a Town Manager. Fred Presley has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Norwich University. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Resource Development from the University of Rhode Island. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.

Highlights of Fred’s ICMA membership include: serving on the National Conference Planning Committee in 2016 and the National Conference Evaluation Committee in 2018.

Fred has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Serving as Town Manager for West Warwick, RI from 2013-2017 and being appointment by the Governor of Rhode Island to serve as the Chair of the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council Advisory Board in 2016 and served as President of the Rhode Island City and Town Managers Association.

For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201;; 202-962-3556.

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