Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City Management Association (ICMA), the premier local government leadership and management plus organization.
McDaniel is one of 1,200 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
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.
Mark McDaniel officially took the reins as Tyler City manager on Jan. 1, 2009, after serving as City manager designate for 10 months and as deputy City manager for four years.
“Mark’s efforts as City Manager have made a significant impact on the organization and are demonstrated best practices in the field of local government management,” added Mayor Bass. “His contributions are vast; however, the most notable are focused upon strategic planning and execution, employee relations and development, and fiscal management.”
Mark was also named City Administrator of the Year in 2010 by the Texas City Management Association (TCMA). The TCMA Administrator of the Year Award specifically recognizes the city management professional who has made significant contributions to the field of l
ocal government management in the past 18 months.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas, and has completed the Senior Executive in Local Government Program at Harvard University. He is a past president of the Texas City Management Association, and in 2007 was selected as the University of North Texas Master of Public Administration alumnus of the year. He also teaches as an adjunct faculty member for UT Tyler’s public administration graduate school program and is on the advisory board for the Tyler Junior College public administration program.
Prior to coming to Tyler to serve as deputy City manager in 2004, McDaniel was assistant City manager for Corpus Christi where he was responsible for administrative and financial services and acted in a dual capacity as the City’s economic development director. He also has held the positions of City manager for the City of Woodway, assistant City manager for the City of Lake Jackson and budget director for the City of Denton.
McDaniel has been a member of ICMA for 25 years; he is currently serving on their Public Affairs and Policy Committee.
ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advocating professional management of local government worldwide. ICMA provides member support: publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world. More information on ICMA is available online at www.icma.org.