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Written by: Press Release Posted by David Elliott
Publication date: 31-10-2022
Jon Quinday, City Manager of Russell, recently received the Certified Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.
Quinday is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals accredited under 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 worldwide. The organization’s 13,000 members in 27 countries 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 lifelong learning and professional development.
“The Town of Russell is extremely proud of our City Manager for his achievement in ICMA-CM Credentialing,” said Mayor Jim Cross. According to Mayor Cross, “City Manager Quinday is constantly striving to acquire knowledge that he can implement for the betterment of the Town of Russell. His dedication to Russell and the citizens of our community is not went unnoticed. I want to congratulate City Manager Quinday on this well-deserved designation.”
Prior to his 2012 appointment as City Manager of Russell, Quinday served as Chief of Police in Hoisington and Russell and Incident Commander for the Northwest Kansas Incident Management Team. Before moving to Kansas, Quinday served eight years in the United States Army during the Persian Gulf War and Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti.
Quinday has made significant contributions to other organizations, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, Chairman of the Joint Board of Administration of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency and the Kansas Municipal Gas Agency. Quinday has previously served on several Legislative Committees for the League of Kansas Municipalities, the Smoky Hill-Saline Regional Advisory Committee and the 407 USD Board of Education. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association.
ICMA, 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. They provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented 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.
(Information courtesy of ICMA.)