Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon has received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Landon is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and 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 nearly 9,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.
To receive the prestigious 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.
Landon has been city Manager of Palm Coast since February 2007. Before that, he served as city manager of Lancaster, Texas, for five years and previously held city manager positions in Missouri and Oregon. He began his career as a land use planner for Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada, then held planning positions in Colorado and Oklahoma. With that strong background in planning, Landon now specializes in development, infrastructure and planning – all important issues for Palm Coast.
A longtime member of ICMA, Landon received the Florida City/County Management Association’s Award for Career Excellence in May 2013.
A native of Arizona, Landon grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree in geography from Oregon State University and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
For more information, contact Cindi Lane, communications and marketing manager, at 386-986-3708.
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