SUMMIT, NJ -  City Administrator Christopher Cotter has received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Cotter is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. 

To receive an 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. 

“Council continues its call for excellence in local governance,” explains Common Council President Dr. Robert Rubino.  “We encourage our professional staff to continue learning and apply that knowledge to best practices for government. We congratulate Chris on this achievement and for setting an example of continuing professional development by receiving this ICMA designation for the benefit of the City of Summit.”  

Cotter has more than 20 years of experience as a local government executive.  Prior to his appointment as City Administrator in 2005, he served as Director of Community Services, Fire Director, and Fire Chief.  Cotter serves as the ICMA representative to the Center for Public Safety’s Commission on Professional Credentialing and as a member of the NJ Municipal Management Association.