ASHBURN, Va. (PRWEB) June 10, 2019
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is pleased to announce that Development Manager Claire Collins recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Collins, who has over two decades of local government management experience in Virginia, is one of just 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
To receive this 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 have a demonstrated commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
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. ICMA is one of IBTS’ Board Appointing Associations and is represented on our Board by Missouri City, TX, City Manager Anthony Snipes.
"I am delighted to be a member of ICMA and part of an outstanding professional organization focused on helping local government managers excel and create positive benefits for their communities," says Collins. "This designation has furthered my understanding of local government best practices and implementation methods, and will help me better support professional colleagues and communities in building capability and capacity in my role at IBTS."
As Development Manager for IBTS, Collins is responsible for responsible for program and development management of local government solutions and also manages and directs FEMA advisory and assistance services including disaster survivor temporary housing inspections. Prior to employment with IBTS, she served three Virginia communities promoting professional local government management and as President of the Virginia Local Government Management Association and as a member of the ICMA Ethics committee.
She is also a Virginia certified County Supervisor and has made significant contributions in leadership roles to a number of other organizations, including: Covington-Hot Springs Rotary Club, National Association of Counties, Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Total Action for Progress, and Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association.
IBTS, a nonprofit organization that provides professional services to governments at all levels, ensures excellence through our staff's unparalleled expertise in government. Collins' experience demonstrates our commitment to the learning and growth of our employees to continually improve our service offerings and bring best practices to the communities we serve.