Coweta’s Fouts Credentialed by International Local Government Management Organization
From Special Reports
Michael Fouts, County Administrator of Coweta County, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Fouts is one of over 1,400 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
“We are thrilled that Mr. Fouts has received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA,” shares Chairman John Reidelbach. “On behalf of the entire Board of Commissioners, we are incredibly proud of Mr. Fouts on this achievement. This voluntary credential demonstrates his commitment to local government leadership, high standards, integrity and continuous learning.”
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.
“During my tenure as County Administrator, I have strived to continue learning, engaging with all members of our team, and collaborating with various partners to help the success of our community,” says Mr. Fouts. “Receiving ICMA’s Credentialed Manager designation is an honor to become one of approximately 1,400 local government professionals nationwide. This achievement was only possible through the ongoing support of the Board of Commissioners.”
Mr. Fouts has served as County Administrator of Coweta County for nearly 10 years. Prior to this role, he was the Assistant Administrator, in addition to Director of Information Technology of Coweta County and Network Manager at LaGrange College. Originally born in Clayton County, Mr. Fouts has resided in Coweta County for the majority of his life, attending East Coweta High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from LaGrange College in Computer Science and Business. He and his wife Jane have two teenage children and reside in Moreland.
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.