Friday, June 4, 2010

CONGRATS to Mountain Brook's outstanding City Manager, Sam Gaston, selected as President-Elect of ICMA

Today, Mountain Brook's City Manager Sam Gaston, was selected as President-Elect of ICMA (International City/County Management Association),  the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by advocating and developing the professional management of local government worldwide. In addition to supporting its nearly 9,000 members, ICMA provides publications, data, information, technical assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.

Sam Gaston has served as City Manager  of Mountain Brook for 17 years, after having received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn in Public Administration. He is a member of Homewood/Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club and served as President, 2000-2001. He's a member of Alabama City-County Management Association and served as President, 1989-90 and 2001-2002. And he's been an adjunct professor in the UAB MPA program since 2000 where he teaches the Urban Administration or State and Local Government classes.

ICMA is the premier organization of professional local government leaders building sustainable communities to improve lives worldwide.  Our community is extremely proud of his election to a leadership role in such an outstanding organization.


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