Town manager Davis now ICMA credentialed

Published 10:00 pm Monday, January 26, 2015

by Leah Justice

Tryon Town Manager Joey Davis recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Manager Association.

Tryon Mayor Jim Wright announced Davis’ achievement during town council’s Jan. 20 meeting.

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Davis is one of more than 1,300 local government professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA voluntary credentialing program.

To receive the ICMA credential, members must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government, have earned a degree preferably in public administration and have demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development, according to the ICMA.

“During his tenure as town manager and his prior experience as our fire chief, Joey has shown his commitment to continuous learning for himself and our employees,” said Mayor Wright. “That commitment also extends to obtaining certifications to verify the learning. It is another accomplishment, to his credit, to become an ICMA accredited manager.”

Davis has 18 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to being appointed as Tryon’s interim town manager and later permanent town manager, Davis served as the town’s fire chief and planning and zoning director.

Davis, of Shelby, is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia Southern University (CSU) and is currently working his doctorate in business administration from CSU.