Sparks Assistant City Manager Neil C. Krutz, P.E., ICMA-CM, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Krutz is one of over 1,400 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Credentialing Program.
ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and 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 nearly 10,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.
“Neil Krutz has been a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Sparks for some time, and it shows,” said Sparks Mayor Geno Martini. “His commitment to public service is unparalleled and I congratulate him on his hard earned credential.”
Krutz has served the City of Sparks since 1997. He began his tenure as a Civil Engineer and has advanced through the years to his current position, Assistant City Manager since April, 2016. He carries citywide responsibility in support of the City Manager and focuses on Customer Service, Emergency Management, Human Resources, Labor Negotiations, Risk Management and Strategic Planning. Neil has 25 years of professional experience and holds Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Nevada. He is also a licensed civil engineer in Nevada and California.
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.