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Deputy City Manager Derwick Paige has received the Credentialed Manager designation from International City/County Management Association. Paige is one of more than 1,000 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

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.

Paige is qualified by 24 years of service in local government, including service as a police officer, a planner and development director. He is a 1998 graduate of the School of Government’s Municipal Administration program and a 2006 graduate of the school’s Public Executive Leadership Academy. He is also a 1989 graduate of the MPA program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Paige also serves on the United Way Board of Directors; Northwest Piedmont Community Development Corporation Executive Board; and the Executive Committee of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community Safety Partnership. He previously served on the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Local Advisory Committee; Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board; Micro-Enterprise Loan Program Board; Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Board of Directors; Chamber of Commerce - East Area Council Board; and Chamber of Commerce-Technology Council.

ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advocating professional management of local government worldwide. ICMA provides member support through publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.


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