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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Hall Earns ICMA Credentialed Manager Designation

Michael Hall

Michael Hall, City Manager of Sycamore, Illinois, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Hall is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

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.

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.

Michael Hall is qualified by 18 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2022 as City Manager of Sycamore, he served as City Manager of Brown Deer, WI; City Administrator of Shawano, WI; Finance and Technology Manager in West Jordan, UT; and State Legislative Aide in Denver, CO.

In addition to being a member of ICMA for 18 years, Hall has made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Wisconsin City Manager Association Boards for Professional Development and Inclusion & Diversity; Illinois City Manager Association Committee for Conference Planning; National Honor Society (Pi Alpha Alpha); NorthShore, WI Finance Committee for the consolidated dispatch and consolidated Fire Department; and Chairman of the Fleet Management and Purchasing Board for the City of West Jordan, UT.

Hall is the first municipal manager in the nation to receive the Trilogy Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation by completing the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association leadership training.  He also received senatorial commendation for extraordinary initiative, motivation, and capability from the Colorado General Assembly.

For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201;; 202-962-3556.


About ICMA
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 leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. We 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 throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas.

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