Tumiko Rucker, Town Administrator of Town of Kiawah recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Ms. Rucker is one of more than 1200 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s nearly 9000 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 to lifelong learning and professional development.
Tumiko Rucker is qualified by over nine years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to her appointment in 2006 as Town Administrator of Kiawah Island, she served as a Treasurer and Finance Director.
Tumiko Rucker has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada as the Vice President, SC City County Manager’s Association as a member of the Scholarship and Membership Committees, and the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, contact Amanda Relyea at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201; firstname.lastname@example.org; 615-776-4750 (phone); 202-962-3565 (fax).