Lynchburg Deputy City Manager Reid Wodicka recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Wodicka is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals 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.
“Since joining the City in June 2018, Reid has hit the ground running,” said City Manager Bonnie Svrcek. “The Credentialed Manager designation illustrates Reid’s commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.”
Wodicka is a graduate of E. C. Glass High School and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Public Administration from James Madison University and a Doctorate in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has held several positions in local government including Deputy County Administrator for Bedford County and Town Manager in both Elkton and Woodstock, Virginia.
In addition to his years of service in local government, Wodicka is also active in the Virginia Local Government Management Association and the Government Finance Officers Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Lynchburg Association, Endstation Theater Company, and the Business Development Center.
“I am both honored and humbled to be among the 65 Credentialed Managers in Virginia, many of whom I have long considered to be some of my role models,” said Wodicka. “Public service is a passion, and I truly believe my calling is to serve my community.”
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics.
ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. The organization provides services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance and training and professional development to thousands of city, town and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas.