Date: April 27, 2021

Contact: Vicki Duncan Gardner

Email: vgardner@westfield.in.gov

Cell: 317.416.6612

      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Westfield, IN – Todd Burtron, Chief of Staff for the City of Westfield, received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Burtron is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program and one of five in Indiana.

“Todd’s dedication to the City of Westfield is unparalleled,” said Mayor Andy Cook. “His commitment to our more than 200 employees is evident every day and the professionalism he has brought to our operations and community development is one of the reasons our city is among the most desirable in all of Indiana. I am proud that he has received this prestigious accreditation.”

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.

Burtron began with the Westfield Fire Department in 1996 working his way up to Fire Chief and was ultimately appointed Chief of Staff by Mayor Andy Cook in 2008. Along with the prestigious ICMA accreditation, Burtron holds an Associate’s Degree in Public Safety, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership and is an alum of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education program holding an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership. Additionally, Burtron helped the city broker its utility sale, implement a fiscal Sustainability Strategy and helped move city employees to a self-funded insurance program.  

ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics 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.

For more information on ICMA go to https://icma.org/

  

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