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Cardenas elected to executive board of ICMA
Published: 9/28/2020
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The ICMA (International City/County Management Association) recently announced the installation of its Executive Board for the 2020-2021 term. Victor Cardenas, Novi Assistant City Manager, has been elected vice president of Midwest for the term.
“Our new Board is nothing short of exemplary of ICMA’s mission to advance excellence in professional local government,” said Marc Ott, ICMA executive director. “Each of this year’s appointees has persevered through what has objectively been one of the most challenging times in the history of the profession, and we look forward to having them continue to serve the ICMA community as expertly as they serve their own.”

The Board will be chaired by the new 2020-2021 president, James Malloy, town manager of Lexington, MA. Former ICMA president Jane Brautigam assumes the role of immediate past-president, and Troy Brown, city manager of Moorpark, CA, begins the role of president-elect. The new board members are officially installed at the ICMA Annual Conference.
The 21-member ICMA Board comprises the president, president-elect, 18 regional vice presidents, and the past-president, and acts in the capacity of directors, overseeing the organization’s financial, member-related, and programmatic affairs and selecting the Board president. The Board also enforces the organization’s Code of Ethics. ICMA Executive Board members attend four Board meetings annually.
“It is a great honor to serve on the Executive Board of such a vital organization,” said Cardenas, new ICMA regional vice president. “The ICMA has been among the most formative resources throughout the course my career, and I am eager to continue serving my community alongside others in the region in this new capacity.”
Regional vice presidents represent ICMA to regional associations of local government managers and maintain relationships with other affiliated organizations. ICMA recognizes five regions within the United States, each of which elects three representatives to the Executive Board. Three vice presidents are also elected from countries outside the U.S. Vice presidents serve staggered three-year terms, with one-third replaced annually.
About ICMA
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 12,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas. ICMA has gathered more data on local government than any organization except the federal government, spanning a broad spectrum from economic development to local government innovation.