Julie Ayers, human resources director for the city of Peoria, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), a national organization which develops and advances professional local government management.
“I congratulate Julie on earning this important designation, which demonstrates her commitment to her profession.” said Carl Swenson, city manager for Peoria.
Ayers joins City leaders City Manager Carl Swenson, Deputy City Manager Susan Daluddung and Deputy City Manager Susan Thorpe in achieving this distinction.
Each of the City of Peoria leaders whom have received this credentialing are recognized by the International City Management Association as a "Credentialed City Manager" and may have (ICMA-CM) following their name. 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. To maintain the designation, members must demonstrate an annual completion of ongoing leadership, management, and technical training.
"We are the only city in Arizona to have as many credentialed leaders as we do. Having this level of expertise makes a difference for our community," Swenson added.
Prior to joining the City in July, 2012, Ayers was the Yavapai County Administrator since 2007. Her previous experience includes being the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management for Yavapai County from 2000 until 2007, and was previously a director of human resources in the private sector.