Hermiston Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan has received the credentialed manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Morgan is one of just 24 active city administrators in Oregon credentialed through the program.
The ICMA credential is the result of Morgan’s experience as a senior management executive in local government, and his commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, as well as his master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University, where he was named the H. George Frederickson Honor’s Graduate by the College of Business & Public Administration.
“Our city council, mayor and citizens expect Hermiston to be run with integrity and in the best interests of everyone,” said Hermiston City Manager Byron Smith, who is also credentialed with ICMA. “Mark shows respect for his colleagues and the residents he interacts with every day. He’s committed to transparency and works to make Hermiston a better place to live.”
Morgan has over eight years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2012 as assistant city manager of Hermiston, he worked in Pullman and Cheney, Wash.
A highlight of Morgan’s ICMA membership was the completion of a two-year leadership program which included project work with the city of Salem in 2018. Morgan was also accepted into the ICMA Fellows program in 2011 and was awarded the Washington City/County Managers Association’s Educational Fellowship in 2011.
Morgan has made significant contributions to a number of other organizations in Hermiston, including the Hermiston Rotary Club, the Desert Arts Council, and Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church Finance Council.
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.