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November 7, 2017 > Hurtado assumes new role in government management agency

Hurtado assumes new role in government management agency

Submitted By Michele Frisby

Maria A. Hurtado, assistant city manager, Hayward, California, was installed recently as a West Coast Regional Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. The ceremony took place during the organizationÕs 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. She was elected for a three-year term on June 23.

ÒWe are honored that Maria will join the ICMA Executive Board as Midwest Vice President,Ó said ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott. ÒThe individuals who serve on the ICMA Executive Board are outstanding leaders, not only in their own communities but also in the field of professional local government management. These individuals are committed to moving our organization and our profession forward, and we appreciate the time, energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness that Maria and the other newly elected members of the board will bring to ICMA.Ó

ICMAÕs mission is to advance professional local government management worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. The organizationÕs more than 11,000 members from 32 countries include appointed chief administrative officers (city, town, and county managers), assistant and deputy administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. ICMAÕs membership also includes educators and students.

ÒI am humbled, honored and very excited to be appointed ICMA regional west coast vice president and to have this opportunity to serve on the board of an organization that contributes so much to the effectiveness of local government professionals and the mission of local governments worldwide,Ó Hurtado said.

Ms. Hurtado began her extensive government career in California in 1997 with the Watsonville, California, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. She went on to become WatsonvilleÕs assistant director for redevelopment & housing (2002-03). In 2003, she was named deputy director of parks for the city of San Jose, and later became director of parks and community services for Tracy, California (2006-07). Ms. Hurtado served as acting assistant city manager (2007), (2008-14), interim city manager (2007-08 and 2014), and assistant city manager (2008-14 and 2014-15) of Tracy. From 2015-16, Ms. Hurtado served as assistant city manager of Oxnard, California. She assumed her current position as assistant city manager of Hayward in 2016.

A member of ICMA since 2008, Ms. Hurtado served on the organizationÕs Local Government Management Fellowship Program Advisory Board (2010-14) and as co-chair of the Conference Planning Committee (2015-16). She received an ICMA Service Award in recognition of her 10 years of service to local government in 2013 and currently serves as a member of the California Coaching Program.

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