HERMON, Maine — Town Manager Clinton Deschene has received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City-County Management Association.
Deschene is one of 1,200 local government management professionals credentialed through ICMA’s Voluntary Credentialing Program.
Requirements are that a member have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; hold a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and show a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
“I am thrilled to see Clint attain this accomplishment,” Town Council Chairwoman Sharon Nickerson said in a news release issued Wednesday.
“Over the past eight years, he has worked hard to help Hermon prosper while working with the council to stay dedicated to the needs and desires of the citizens of Hermon,” she said.
“Clint’s foresight and innovative approaches to local government administration have helped to make Hermon the prospering community that it is,” she said. “His commitment to the town of Hermon is greatly appreciated by those of us who work closely with him.”
Deschene has more than 12 years of local government executive experience. Before he was hired as Hermon’s town manager, he was town manager in Bradford.
He also has contributed to several professional organizations including serving as an executive committee member of the Maine Municipal Association and as a trustee of Ecotat Land Trust since 2002.
He is a 2008 graduate of the Bangor Region Leadership Institute and was treasurer of its steering committee in 2010. He also was co-chairman of the policy working group the Maine State Legislature appointed to review Maine Department of Transportation road classifications in 2009-10.