On June 10, 2020, ICMA canvassed 2,498 ballots (2,478 were received online and 20 by regular mail) cast by ICMA Corporate members to select vice presidents from each of ICMA’s six regions and to vote on proposed changes to Tenets 5 and 6 of ICMA’s Code of Ethics.
ICMA Executive Board Regional Vice Presidents
The six newly elected vice presidents will take office with the 2020-21 ICMA Executive Board and inducted into office during the 106th ICMA Annual Conference, held virtually September 23-26, 2020. The vice presidents are:
William (Bill) J. Fraser, city manager, Montpelier, Vermont: Northeast
Nathaniel (Nate) W. Pagan, city manager, Owensboro, Kentucky: Southeast
Victor Cardenas, assistant city manager, Novi, Michigan: Midwest
Diane Stoddard, assistant city manager, Lawrence, Kansas: Mountain Plains
Roxanne Murphy, assistant city manager, Valdez, Alaska: West Coast
Chris MacPherson, city administrator, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: International
ICMA Code of Ethics
The newly accepted revisions to Tenets 5 and 6 approved by the membership are effective June 10, 2020:
Tenet 5. Submit policy proposals to elected officials; provide them with facts, and technical and professional advice about policy options; and collaborate with them in setting goals for the community and organization.
Tenet 6. Recognize that elected representatives are accountable to their community for the decisions they make; members are responsible for implementing those decisions.
See the article providing more details on the changes to Tenets 5 and 6 approved by the membership, as well as revisions to guidelines the board approved during its June meeting.
Members with questions about the changes to Tenets 5 and 6 can contact Jessica Cowles, ethics advisor at 202-962-3513 and JCowles@ICMA.org; or Martha Perego, director of member services and ethics at 202-962-3668 and MPerego@ICMA.org.
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