Mark Vanderpool, City Manager of Sterling Heights MI, recently received a 30 year service award from ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organization.
Mr. Vanderpool’s achievement will be celebrated at a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, as part of the 103rd ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
ICMA Service Awards recognize and celebrate members’ dedication to public service and professional management at the local level. Awards are based on the number of years of full-time employment in local government. Mr. Vanderpool is qualified by 30 years of professional local government experience. Prior to his appointment in 2004 as City Manager of Sterling Heights, he served as Assistant Village Manager in Skokie IL.
Mr. Vanderpool achieved ICMA credentialed manager designation in 2003. He has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including: serving as a Trustee on the Michigan Municipal League (MML) Board of Directors, an Executive Committee member on the South Eastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), past Chairman of Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SHRCII) and past Chairman of Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO).
ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management of local government. ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, provides member support; publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's 9,000 members affect 185 million individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.