Deputy County Manager Chris Kline Credentialed by International Local Government Management Organization

Chris Kline

Chris Kline, Deputy County Manager of Adams County, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Kline is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, and the third credentialed leader currently serving within Adams County government.

ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics 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 lifelong learning and professional development.

Kline has seven years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2019 as Deputy County Manager of Adams County, Kline served as Director of Human Services for the county.

"We're thrilled to congratulate Chris for earning the Credentialed Manager title from ICMA. Chris joins a special group of professionals who have this respected credential, recognizing his hard work in managing local government, and staying true to strong values of leadership and learning. Chris is a valuable part of our team, dedicated to improving our community and government operations for residents, and county employees," said Noel Bernal, Adams County Manager

Kline joins Bernal and Adams County Senior Deputy County Manager, Alisha Reis, as credentialed managers with ICMA. 

For more information regarding the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, contact Jenese Jackson at ICMA, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #500, Washington, D.C. 20002-4201; [email protected]; or 202.962.3556.