City of Las Vegas Chief Urban Redevelopment Officer Scott D. Adams recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Adams is one of more than 1,200 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 demonstrate a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
Adams was appointed to the newly-created position of chief urban redevelopment officer in April 2009. In this position, Adams oversees the departments of Planning, Building and Safety, Economic and Urban Development, and Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. He also oversees the Office of Cultural Affairs.
Adams previously served as the director of the city’s Office of Business Development (now Economic and Urban Development) as well as the operations officer for the city’s Redevelopment Agency.
Prior to joining the city, Adams held numerous positions in the field of urban economic development including those with the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, the city of Fort Lauderdale, the New Orleans Medical Center and the Jacksonville Downtown Development Authority, to name just a few.
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: 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.