City of Murrieta logoKristen Mignone Crane, assistant city manager of the City of Murrieta, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Crane is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics and by increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities worldwide. The organization’s 13,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.

To receive the prestigious 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 lifelong learning and professional development.

Murrieta City Manager Kim Summers, who earned her credential city manager status in 2018, expressed her pride in Crane’s accomplishment. “Earning the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation is especially meaningful because it represents years of dedication to the city management profession. I am proud knowing that the City of Murrieta’s leadership values professional development and staying abreast of the issues facing local governments so we can best serve our residents,” shared Summers.

Ms. Crane is qualified with nearly 30 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to her appointment as Assistant City Manager at the City of Murrieta, she served as the Assistant City Manager of the City of Del Mar. In addition, she has worked in various capacities in both Northern and Southern California, leading a multitude of major initiatives, including water conservation, a city hall construction, and utility undergrounding.

Crane, a member of ICMA for more than 25 years, has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including as a Past President of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, a longtime member and former region chair of the Municipal Management of Southern California, Girl Scouts San Diego, and other school/youth-oriented organizations in her community.

For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201;; 202- 962-3556.


About ICMA
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.

ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. We provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging from small towns to large metropolitan areas.

About Murrieta
Murrieta’s more than 115,000 residents live in one of the safest cities in the U.S., with top-ranked schools, 53 parks, and a dynamic business environment. Central to all of Southern California, Murrieta is truly the gem of the valley. With a median age of 36 and an average household income of $136,000,

Murrieta boasts a well-educated population and a strong labor force. Ranked the fiscally healthiest full- service city (with more than 100,000 residents) in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties, Murrieta’s future is undoubtedly bright.