Amarillo Assistant City Manager credentialed by government management organization

City of Amarillo Assistant City Manager Andrew Freeman recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association.

Freeman is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals (114 in Texas) 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.

“Andrew Freeman has done an outstanding job for the City of Amarillo,” said City Manager Jared Miller. “His leadership and expertise in a wide array of roles has been extremely beneficial for the progress of the city. Andrew’s designation as Credentialed Manager is an example of his ongoing commitment to education, leadership and training that will help better serve the Amarillo community.”

Freeman has seven years of professional local government executive experience and almost 15 years overall serving Texas cities.  Prior to his appointment in August 2021 as COA assistant city manager, he served as managing director. He also served as assistant city manager of Plainview and city manager of Tulia.

Highlights of Freeman’s ICMA membership include serving on the Digital Strategies Committee (2014-2016); Welcome Ambassadors (2015-2018), and Task Force to Update the Job Hunting Handbook (2021-2022).  He also received his 10-year service award in 2019.

Freeman has also made contributions to a number of other organizations, including Texas City Management Association (serving on the Ethics Committee and Advocacy Committee), Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (serving on the Economic Development Advisory Committee), and St. Anthony Legacy and Redevelopment Corporation (ex-officio Board Member).

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