HOLD FOR RELEASE: October 25, 2016
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SAN ANTONIO, TX—Tim A. Anderson, chief administrative officer, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was installed today as an International Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, during the organization’s 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He was elected for a three-year term on June 23.
ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. The organization’s 11,000+ members from 32 countries include appointed chief administrative officers (i.e., city, town, and county managers), assistant and deputy administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. ICMA’s membership also includes educators and students.
“We are honored that Tim will join the ICMA Executive Board as an International Vice President,” said ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott. “The individuals who serve on the ICMA Executive Board are outstanding leaders, not only in their own communities but also in the field of professional local government management. These individuals are committed to moving our organization and our profession forward, and we appreciate the time, energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness that Tim and the other newly elected members of the board will bring to ICMA.”
ICMA’s 21-member Executive Board acts in the capacity of directors, overseeing the organization’s financial, member-related, and programmatic affairs and 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 board meetings annually.
“It is an honour and privilege to represent the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) as an International Vice President for ICMA,” Mr. Anderson said recently. “Local government continues to be at the forefront of making our communities progressive and world class, and organizations such as ICMA are extraordinary resources in these times of accelerated change.”
As one of 18 vice presidents, three of whom are elected from the organization’s International Region, Mr. Anderson will represent ICMA to international associations of local government management and maintain relationships among other affiliated organizations. ICMA recognizes five regions within the United States, each of which elects three representatives to the Executive Board. Three vice presidents are also elected from countries outside the U.S.
Mr. Anderson has worked at the City of Waterloo since 1990. Prior to his appointment as chief administrative officer in 2010, Mr. Anderson served as city engineer/general manager of public works in Waterloo, Ontario from 2003 to 2010. He has been a member of ICMA since 2006 and has served on the organization’s Leadership Advisory Board since 2016. He received an ICMA Service Award in recognition of his 25 years of service to local government in 2015.
Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph in 1990. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership ICMA, a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to more than 11,000 appointed city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities throughout the world, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.