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Posted on: May 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Assistant Loudoun County Administrators Earn Prestigious ICMA Credential

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Assistant Loudoun County Administrators John Sandy and Kenny Young have earned the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. 

To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; meet educational requirements; and have demonstrated a commitment to high standards of the profession and to lifelong learning and professional development. Managers are recognized by ICMA through a peer review credentialing process, with the designation granted by the ICMA Executive Board. Of the more than 10,000 local government professionals who belong to ICMA, approximately 1,370 hold the Credential Manager designation.

Sandy and Young, members of the senior staff of the Office of the County Administrator,  join Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet and Deputy County Administrator Charles Yudd as holders of the credential. Assistant County Administrator Anne Lewis received the credential in 2011 and is expected to be re-designated as a Credentialed Manager in the coming weeks. In addition, Assistant County Administrator Valmarie Turner is an ICMA Credentialed Manager Candidate. 

Young oversees the Loudoun County Departments of Building and Development, Planning and Zoning and Economic Development. He also serves as the liaison to Virginia Cooperative Extension - Loudoun Office. Young began working for Loudoun County in 2012.

Sandy oversees the Loudoun County Departments of Finance and Procurement, General Services, Information Technology, and the Office of Mapping and Geographic Information. He also serves as the county administrator's liaison to the Joint Board of Supervisors-School Board Committee. He began working for Loudoun County in 1994.

Lewis oversees the Departments of Animal Services, Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and the Public Affairs and Communications Division and the Office of Emergency Management with the Office of the County Administrator. She also is responsible for the county's Legislative Program. Lewis began working for Loudoun County in 2018.

Turner oversees the Loudoun County Departments of Community Corrections, Family Services, Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Developmental Services, and serves as a liaison to the Health Department, Juvenile Court Service Unit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Turner also serves on Loudoun’s Juvenile Justice and Domestic Violence Steering Committees. She began working for Loudoun County in 2017.

Deputy County Administrator Yudd is in charge of strategic initiatives and serves as liaison to Loudoun’s constitutional officers, courts, Office of Elections and Voter Registration and Loudoun County Public Library. County Administrator Hemstreet is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and serves as clerk of the board as well as oversees the day-to-day operations of all county departments and agencies. The county administrator also serves as the Board of Supervisors' official liaison to the constitutional officers, the judiciary, and state and regional agencies. The county administrator also serves as the county's chief emergency management official.

ICMA is recognized as the leading organization of local government professionals with a mission to develop and foster professional local government management worldwide.

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