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City Manager Andy Varner Receives IMCA Credentialed Manager Designation

Andy Varner City ManagerCity Manager Andy Varner recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Andy is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA voluntary credentialing program.

To receive the 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.

“Andy is a genuine leader who prioritizes community development with unwavering integrity, fostering a caring team dedicated to understanding and addressing local issues in North Plains,” said Mayor Teri Lenahan. “His commitment reaches beyond the four walls of City Hall - he promotes education with elected leaders, volunteers, staff and the community to find common ground to make our city a great place to live, work and play. I am truly grateful for his leadership and friendship.”   

Andy has over 15 years of professional local government executive experience. He has served as North Plains’ City Manager since 2018 and prior to that was the city administrator for the City of Sand Point, Alaska. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alaska.

ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics and by increasing the proficiency of managers and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world.