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Posted on: May 11, 2023

City Manager Kiel Mangus Earns ICMA Credentialed Manager Designation

Kiel Mangus

Kiel Mangus, City Manager of Derby, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mangus is one of about 1,400 local government management professionals worldwide who are currently credentialed through the ICMA 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. 

Mangus will be required to complete at least 40 hours of professional development each year to renew the designation and will be eligible for ICMA Legacy Leader Programs as well as special consideration for workshops and other trainings. 

“I am committed to providing the best quality of leadership possible for Derby, and my involvement with ICMA helps bolster my leadership skills,” said Mangus. “I appreciate the support I receive from the Mayor and Council and am thankful for the awesome employees who help make our organization and community successful. I look forward to continuing to help make Derby a great place to be.” 

Mangus was appointed City Manager of Derby in December 2021. Prior to that served as Deputy City Manager in Derby, Assistant City Manager in Manhattan, Public Works and Parks Director in Frederick, Colorado and Assistant to the City Administrator in Goddard. Mangus received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Wichita State with certificates in City/County Management and Public Finance. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Management from Kansas State University. 

Outside of his involvement in ICMA, Mangus is also an active member of the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM), currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Derby Noon Lions Club.

For more information regarding the ICMA Credentialing Program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201;; 202-962-3556.

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