FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
DAVIE TOWN ADMINISTRATORS ACHIEVE THE CREDENTIALED MANAGER DESIGNATION FROM ICMA
DAVIE, Fla. - In August 2021, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) awarded the Town of Davie’s Town Administrator, Richard J. Lemack, and Deputy Town Administrator, Macciano K. Lewis, with its highly respected “Credentialed Manager” designation. Mr. Lemack and Mr. Lewis are among 1,300 local government management professionals worldwide (including the U.S.) who are currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
Assistant Town Administrator, Phillip R. Holste was accepted as an ICMA Credentialed Manager Candidate and has also been accepted into the ICMA Professional Leadership Academy which focuses on organizing, planning, managing, collaborating, executing, and delivering business value.
These designations signify the Town Administrators’ commitment to continuous learning and development as professional managers, a value that is essential to building and maintaining a strong and effective local government organization to deliver exceptional services to the local community.
“Our Administrators' unwavering dedication and continual professional development is a wonderful asset to our community,” said Mayor Judy Paul. “Their achievement of the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation and candidacy shows how the Town of Davie truly has dependable leaders devoted to serving all its constituents professionally.”
The ICMA advances excellence in local governments worldwide. The organization’s mission is to support local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. The ICMA-CM designation is the top international credential specific to the unique and complex work of local government management, emphasizing core competencies that include:
- Staff Effectiveness
- Policy Facilitation
- Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning
- Citizen Service
- Performance Measurement/Management and Quality Assurance
- Initiative, Risk Taking, Vision, Creativity, and Innovation
- Technological Literacy
- Democratic Advocacy and Citizen Participation
- Financial Analysis
- Human Resources Management
- Strategic Planning
- Advocacy and Interpersonal Communication
- Presentation Skills
- Media Relations
- Personal Development
The Administrators achieved this accomplishment through a significant combination of professional development and local government leadership experience above and beyond the daily demands of leading various departments in the Town. For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, visit icma.org/credentialingprogram.
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
Ariana Briceno, Public Relations Assistant