WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

He is one of more than 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 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.

McMillen is qualified by having more than 12 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2016 as county manager, he served a dual role of Deputy county manager/planning and development director for three years, planning and development director for two years and prior to that as planning services manager for three years. He was recently named County Manager of the Year for the Kerr-Tar Region.