NIBLEY – At Thursday’s Nibley City Council meeting, City Manager David Zook was presented with the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Representatives from the Utah City Management Association, the state’s local chapter of ICMA, made the presentation to Zook and the council meeting.
According to a release, Zook is one of only about 1,300 local government management professionals in the world who are currently credentialed through the ICMA Credentialing Program.
“This credential is a recognition of the skills and attributes that David brings to his work every day. I think that all of us hope that we make a difference in the world. David does.” said Nibley Mayor Shaun Dustin in a press release.
To receive the 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, demonstrate a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development. Zook has more than 22 years of professional local government experience. Prior to his appointment in 2012 as Nibley City Manager, he served as Chief of Staff with San Bernardino County, California, where he was employed for 15 years.
Zook holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University and a graduate certificate in economic development from Western New Mexico University.
In addition to his appointed positions, Zook serves as the President of the Family Place Board of Directors, as the Chairman of the Cache Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, on the Hyde Park Planning Commission and as the founding Chairman of the Cache Valley Economic Development Alliance.