City Manager Scott Neal was recently appointed President of the Minnesota City/County Management Association (MCMA). MCMA is the professional and educational organization for appointed management serving cities, counties and other local governments in Minnesota. The organization is the state-affiliate of the International City/County Management Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of MCMA is to increase the management proficiency of urban administrators, strengthen the quality of urban government through professional management, maintain the high ethical standards and recognize the historical significance of the council-manager organization, and educate the public on the merits of professional local government management.
“I am honored to serve the MCMA in this capacity. We have a great group serving on the executive board and I’m excited to spend more time trying to connect the needs and resources of the city managers in the metro area and the needs and resources of the city managers in the rural parts of our state,” said Neal. “Sometimes, we don’t work together as well as we could, and I hope to bridge that gap. By mutual learning, we have the ability to improve city government management in both settings.”
As president, Neal will serve a one-year term and is responsible for overall leadership of the Association and maintaining liaisons with outside affiliate organizations. His term began Friday, May 3.
For more information, contact Neal at sneal@EdinaMN.gov.