During a special virtual meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020, the ICMA Executive Board selected Troy Brown, city manager of Moorpark, California, to serve as the association's 2020-2021 president-elect. Brown will serve in this leadership role for a one-year term commencing during 2020 UNITE: A Digital Event, September 23-26, and will then assume the role of president at the 2021 ICMA Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.
"We are thrilled with Troy’s selection as the incoming president-elect," said current ICMA President Jane Brautigam. "He brings deep conviction that ICMA and our members are ready and able to lead our communities past the present crises to a place of hope and healing. I have every confidence that his leadership will have a significant positive impact on our outreach to all members across the globe."
ICMA’s 21-member executive board acts in the capacity of directors, overseeing the organization’s financial, member-related, and programmatic affairs, as well as selecting the board president. The board also enforces the organization’s Code of Ethics, which governs the professional and personal conduct of the membership. ICMA Executive Board members attend four meetings annually.
Brown's career in local government began in 1994, when he accepted a position as recreation specialist for Santa Clarita, California. He then moved up the ranks in the city, serving as an information technology specialist and then management analyst. He then joined Riverside, California, where he served as assistant to the city manager, and later as budget manager and assistant to the city manager in Elk Grove, California. Before joining Moorpark, he served as assistant city manager of Livermore, California, and, most recently, as city manager of Tracy, California.
Brown has been an active member of ICMA since 2004. He was elected by the membership in 2011 to serve a three-year term as West Coast Regional Vice President on the ICMA Executive Board. He then served as co-chair of the Task Force for Strengthening Inclusiveness in the Profession, and as an ICMA-appointed representative on the Vantage Trust Board of Directors, 2015-2017.
“Troy Brown brings thoughtful leadership at a critical time for ICMA," said incoming ICMA President-Elect James Malloy. "I’m looking forward to working with Troy, the board, and ICMA leadership on the issues in front of us.”