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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Worsley Credentialed By International Local Government Management Organization

Jan. 18, 2024

County Administration

Chesterfield Deputy County Administrator Dr. James Worsley recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Worsley is now 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 around the world. 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 to lifelong learning and professional development.


Worsley is qualified by over 10 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2020, he served as Director of Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation.


Highlights of Worsley’s ICMA membership include participating in the 2023 Economic Mobility Opportunity Cohort and presenting Local Government Leadership for Economic Mobility at the 2023 ICMA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.


Worsley has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations including the Virginia Association of Local Human Service Officials, where he serves as Vice Chair, and Senior Connections, where he also serves as Vice Chair.

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