October 4, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amanda Mack, City Manager of Watertown, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Ms. Mack 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.
Amanda is qualified by 8 years of professional local government executive experience, a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Prior to her appointment in 2021 as City Manager of Watertown, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer in Spencer, Iowa; Canton, SD and Worthing, SD.
Highlights of Amanda’s ICMA membership include: serving on the ICMA’s Task Force on City Manager Evaluations, the 2020 ICMA Annual Conference Planning Committee, and was the 2020 ICMA Early Career Leadership Award Winner.
Amanda has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Canton and Spencer Rotary Clubs, the Spencer YMCA Youth Development Council, and the SBDC Advisory Board.