South Pasadena City Manager Arminé Chaparyan has received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association, the city said in a statement.
Chaparyan is now among 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program internationally. 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 in public administration or a related field, and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
Chaparyan is qualified by more than 20 years of professional local government experience, including serving in the roles of community development director and assistant city manager in San Gabriel Valley cities, and more than 20 years of municipal experience at five agencies across Los Angeles County. She has led the city of South Pasadena for nearly three years, and has made significant strides in rebuilding the agency, professionalizing services to the community, establishing and accomplishing strategic plan priorities and regional leadership.
First published in the January 19 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.