Milton City Manager Chris Lagerbloom recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.
Lagerbloom is one of just 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
"There are just a handful of city managers in Georgia who have earned this important designation, and we're proud one of them is our city manager," said Mayor Joe Lockwood. "Every day Chris brings a level of expertise and commitment to the City of Milton that is simply unparalleled."
Lagerbloom has served as City Manager since his permanent appointment on Feb. 2, 2009. Previously, he held the positions of director of Public Safety and interim City Manager. Lagerbloom came to the City of Milton on Nov. 26, 2006.
During his time with the City of Milton, Lagerbloom has overseen a Milton awarded "Best Quality of Life" in the state of Georgia, among numerous other honors for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting, community development and communications.
Additionally, he was the driving force behind the City of Milton bringing more services in house in a hybrid public-private partnership that became the model for Milton's sister cities looking for ways to cut costs and increase services. Because of the move, Milton was able to realize more than $2 million in savings over two years.
To receive the ICMA credential, an applicant 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.