Town Manager, Heath R. Jenkins, Receives Credentialed Manager Designation from ICMA


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT:  Catherine Greder, Town Clerk – Stanley, NC


Heath R. Jenkins Credentialed by

International Local Government Management Organization


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Heath R. Jenkins, Town Manager of Stanley, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Jenkins is one of over 1,400 local government management professionals 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 10,000 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.

Mr. Jenkins is qualified by five years of professional local government executive experience, as Town Manager. Prior to his appointment as Town Manager of Stanley, he served as Chief of Police with the Stanley Police Department. Heath R Jenkins has served the community of Stanley for over thirty years, making a difference in the life of residents, visitors and staff.

Heath R. Jenkins has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Gaston County Board of Commissioners, Gaston County Economic Development Commission, Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board, Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce, Gaston County Image Campaign Steering Committee, North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Board and the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

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.


About ICMA
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of people in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.




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