WASHINGTON, D.C.— Surry County Administrator Tyrone W. Franklin recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Franklin is one of over 1,300 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 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.
Franklin is qualified by 22 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in March 2005, he served as director of planning and community development in Surry and as redevelopment project manager and relocation services nanager in the City of Newport News.
Franklin has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: National Association of Counties (NACo); Virginia Association of Counties (VACo); Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA); Riverside Regional Jail Board; Hampton Roads Planning District Commission; Crater Planning District Commission; Horizon Health Services, Inc.; Crater Youth Care Commission, Community Planning and Management Team Chairman; and, following his appointment by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2013, has served on the state-wide Broadband Advisory Council.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-962-3556.