City of Farmington

David McKnight, city administrator of Farmington recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

McKnight 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.

David McKnight is qualified by 26 years of professional local government executive experience.

Prior to his appointment in Farmington as city administrator, he served as Mendota Heights City Administrator.

Highlights of McKnight’s ICMA membership include: serving on the Minnesota City/County Managers Association Recognition and Membership Committee, along with service as past president of both the Minnesota Association of County Administrators and Minnesota Counties Human Resources Management Association.

McKnight has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including the Rotary Club of Farmington where he served as treasurer and the Tiger Fan Club where he served as a past president.

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