WASHINGTON, DC — William E. Johnson, III, City Manager for the City of Emporia, recently received the Certified Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.
Johnson is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently accredited through ICMA’s voluntary accreditation program. ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics and by increasing the competence of chief executives, deputy trustees and other appointed 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 prestigious ICMA designation, a member must have significant experience as a senior executive in local government; have completed 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.
Mayor of Emporia, Dr. Carolyn Carey, says: “The ICMA Accredited Manager (ICMA-CM) designation signifies Mr. Johnson’s commitment to continuous learning and professional development as a professional manager. . This is a core value in building and sustaining a strong and effective organization to deliver the exceptional services our citizens deserve. He achieved this accomplishment through a significant combination of professional development and local government leadership experience beyond the day-to-day demands of Emporia city leadership. Please join me
congratulating William E. Johnson, III for this achievement and the example it sets for the City of Emporia and our community.
Johnson is qualified by 25 years of professional experience in local government leadership. Prior to his 2018 appointment as City Manager for the City of Emporia, he served as City Manager for the City of Petersburg, City Manager for College Park, Georgia, Deputy County Administrator for Chesterfield County, Deputy City Manager for Richmond , County Administrator and Deputy Departmental Administrator.
Highlights of William Johnson’s membership in ICMA include: 100th Anniversary Planning Committee, Small Towns Task Force, Transitioning Members Task Force, Current Co-Committee Member 2022 conference evaluation. Johnson has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Secretary, Virginia First Cities, Member, Virginia Municipal League, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Big Brother/Big Sister Program , Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Committee Member, Senior Executive Institute Alumnus, Board Member and Virginia Local Government Management Association Board Member.
For more information regarding ICMA’s voluntary accreditation program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, NE, #500, Washington, DC 20002-4201; [email protected]; 202-962-3556.
About ICMAICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics. ICMA identifies best practices to meet the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities around the world. We provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-based assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations around the world. Management decisions made by ICMA members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging from small towns to large metropolitan areas.