The ICMA (International City/County Management Association) has installed Moorpark City Manager, Troy Brown, to serve as president-elect for its 2020-2021 term. Brown will then assume the role of president for its 2021-2022 term.
“Our new Board is nothing short of exemplary of ICMA’s mission to advance excellence in professional local government,” said Marc Ott, ICMA executive director. “Each of this year’s appointees has persevered through what has objectively been one of the most challenging times in the history of the profession, and we look forward to having them continue to serve the ICMA community as expertly as they serve their own.”
The Board will be chaired by the new 2020-2021 president, James Malloy, town manager of Lexington, MA. Former ICMA president Jane Brautigam assumes the role of immediate past-president, and Troy Brown, city manager of Moorpark, CA, begins the role of president-elect. The new board members are officially installed at the ICMA Annual Conference.
The 21-member ICMA Board comprises the president, president-elect, 18 regional vice presidents, and the past-president, and acts in the capacity of directors, overseeing the organization’s financial, member-related, and programmatic affairs and selecting the Board president. The Board also enforces the organization’s Code of Ethics (icma.org/icma-code-ethics). ICMA Executive Board members attend four Board meetings annually.
“It’s a great honor to serve as president-elect of the International City/County Management Association,” said Brown. “The ICMA has been among the most formative resources throughout the course of my career, and I am eager to continue building our profession, our communities, and our shared future through the work of ICMA. Around the world, meaningful conversations are held and meaningful progress is made at the community level, and city and county government leaders play a central role in moving the human cause forward.”
Brown’s career in local government began in 1994, when he accepted a position as recreation specialist for Santa Clarita, California. He then moved up the ranks in the city, serving as an information technology specialist and then management analyst. He then joined Riverside, California, where he served as assistant to the city manager, and later as budget manager and assistant to the city manager in Elk Grove, California. Before joining Moorpark, he served as assistant city manager of Livermore, California, and, most recently, as city manager of Tracy, California.
“We are thrilled with Troy’s selection as the incoming president-elect,” said outgoing ICMA President Jane Brautigam. “He brings deep conviction that ICMA and our members are ready and able to lead our communities past the present crises to a place of hope and healing. I have every confidence that his leadership will have a significant positive impact on our outreach to all members across the globe.”
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 12,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas. ICMA has gathered more data on local government than any organization except the federal government, spanning a broad spectrum from economic development to local government innovation.