Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (IMCA).
Merrell is one of 1,300 local government professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics by increasing 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 an 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.
Merrell is qualified by 37 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2018 as Sealy’s city manager, he served as city administrator of Madisonville, Ky., and finance director for Osceola, Ark.
Highlights of Merrell’s ICMA membership include: The board of directors of the Kentucky Municipal League, GFOA membership, various committees of the Ky City Management Association, member of the Texas City Management Association, and membership committee member of the Texas City Management Association.