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City of Parker, Tx

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Luke Olson Credentialed by International Local Government Management Organization

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Luke Olson, City Administrator of Parker, Texas, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Olson is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. 

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

Luke Olson is qualified by eight years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to his appointment in 2018 as City Administrator of Parker, he served as City Manager for Oak Point, Texas and Lindsay, Oklahoma.

Luke Olson has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: Rotary and Numerous Chamber of Commerce’s.

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; jjackson@icma.org; 202-962-3556.

About ICMA 

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.

ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. We provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas.

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