As a thought leader, ICMA is committed to creating and supporting thriving communities. As part of this commitment, ICMA has created— in partnership with the Kettering Foundation and the National Civic League—the Leadership Institute on Race, Equity, and Inclusion.
The institute supports the ICMA Executive Board’s statement regarding systemic racism, and more specifically the commitment to: “Engage our members and partners in a process of listening to understand what our profession needs in order to deliver on the work of our mission and vision through the lens of equity and inclusion.”
The institute will take local government participants on a 12-to-18-month journey of interactive learning, networking with colleagues, and engaging discussions of the key leadership issues surrounding racial equity.
Join us in welcoming these participants who have been selected for the inaugural class of 2021–2022:
KRISTI ADAY, assistant city manager, New Braunfels, Texas
LUNDA ASMANI, chief financial officer, New Canaan, Connecticut
JAMES BENNETT, ICMA-CM, city manager, Biddeford, Maine
DAVID CLINE, city administrator, Tukwila, Washington
PAM DAVIS, assistant city manager, Boulder, Colorado
DAVID ELLIS, county manager, Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina
RAYMOND GONZALES JR, county manager, Adams County, Colorado
SARA HENSLEY, deputy city manager, Denton, Texas
MARIA V. KACHADOORIAN, city manager, Chula Vista, California
LAUREN LAI, finance director, Monterey, California
ORYAN LOWRY, town administrator, Bladenboro, North Carolina
JAMES MALLOY, ICMA-CM, town manager, Lexington, Massachusetts
SARAH MEDARY, ICMA-CM, city manager, Eugene, Oregon
MONA MIYASATO, county executive officer, Santa Barbara, California
TANET TAHARKA MYERS, assistant city manager, Brunswick, Georgia
KAREN PINKOS, ICMA-CM, city manager, El Cerrito, California
VICKI RIOS, assistant city manager, Glendale, Arizona
STEPHEN (STEVE) RUGER, deputy city manager, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
MICHAEL SABLE, ICMA-CM, assistant city manager, Maplewood, Minnesota
TODD SCHMIDT, ICMA-CM, village administrator, Waunakee, Wisconsin
MAURA BLACK SULLIVAN, ICMA-CM, chief operating officer, Chattanooga, Tennessee
MARK WASHINGTON, Ph.D., city manager, Grand Rapids, Michigan
PAMELA WIDEMAN, director, housing & neighborhood services, Charlotte, North Carolina
ICMA is committed to mitigate the effects of bias in the profession, ensure that ICMA membership is inclusive and mirrors the diversity in communities, and that local government professionals can look to ICMA for tools and resources to assist in their own community equity programming. To learn more about ICMA’s commitment to Race, Equity and Social Justice, visit the website or contact us at email@example.com.
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