WASHINGTON, D.C.—Lance A. Pyle, Curry County Manager, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Pyle is one of over 1,400 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. Pyle, the third New Mexico County Manager to become credentialed, also makes the sixteenth current or retired public administrator from the State of New Mexico to hold the credential.
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 10,000 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.
“The Commission is very pleased with Manager Pyle’s recent designation of Credentialed Manager. Over Manager’s Pyle tenure with the County, he has shown the highest level of integrity and morale and demonstrates outstanding work ethic,” said Ben McDaniel, Curry County Commission Chairman.
Pyle is qualified by over nine (9) years of professional local government executive experience as a County Manager. Pyle was appointed as County Manager in December of 2007. Prior he served as Assistant County Manager and Personnel Director from 2005 to 2007, and has over eighteen (18) years with Curry County.
Pyle has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations and entities. He has served on the Melrose, NM City Council for two (2) years and a four (4) year term as Mayor of Melrose. He has also served on the New Mexico County Insurance Authority (NMCIA) Workers Comp Pool Board since 2007, which he currently chairs, NMCIA Multi-Line Pool Board, Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) Alumni Board, which he is currently the Treasurer, and a New Mexico Amigo Goodwill Ambassador. Pyle has also previously served as Chair of the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) Manager Affiliate, Treasurer of Hartley House Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Board, Chair of High Plains Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee and many other Boards and Organizations.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Lance for many years, and I have been impressed by his work ethic, his ability to think out of the box in solving problems, and his dedication to Curry County and his community. Earning this prestigious designation from the International City/County Management Association is another example of Lance’s commitment to excellence,” said Steve Kopelman, Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Counties.
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; email@example.com; 202-962-3556.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
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.