Assistant City Manager Receives ICMA Credentialed Manager Designation


The City of Gainesville is proud to announce Assistant City Manager Fred Murry recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Murry is one of more than 1,400 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.

“Mr. Murry has been an integral part of the city for a number of years,” said City Manager Anthony Lyons. “This designation highlights his excellent work on behalf of the city and its citizens.”

ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide, and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world.

Murry assumed responsibilities as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Gainesville in August 2007. He has more than 30 years of governmental management, administrative and fiscal experience including: internal management systems; strategic planning; and program design and implementation. Murry holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration Degree from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History/Pre-Law from Talladega College, in Talladega, Alabama.