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The Oregon City Chamber of Commerce Presents the “Heartstrings”

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Oregon City Chamber of Commerce
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David Frasher serves as the city manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he manages all the city’s departments as well as its funds. In addition to his commitments to the municipality, David Frasher also participates in community-based civic work as a board member of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce.

The Oregon City Chamber of Commerce works with local businesses to create an environment supportive of its enterprises. With over 300 members, the chamber addresses the needs of the business sector and links them to other community decision makers. It also initiates several events to promote local talent.

In December, the chamber invites the community to a musical event featuring the Heartstrings. This husband-and-wife musical duo hails from Tulatin, Oregon, and are known for playing both contemporary and period music. Their unique performances feature interpretive costumes, and folk instruments such as the hammered dulcimer.

The Heartstrings performance will be held at the End of Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitor Center, on December 18, 2016.

ICMA’s Voluntary Credentialing Program

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International City Management Association
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In the late 1990s, David Frasher decided to discontinue his private law practice to accept a job as city administrator of Oak Grove, Missouri. In his new line of work, David Frasher managed all aspects of running a municipality, such as finance, public works, and code enforcement. After a few years of experience, the International City Management Association (ICMA) accredited him as a credentialed manager.

The ICMA Credentialing Program recognizes local government managers as professionals in public service. This voluntary program qualifies government managers in terms of education, experience, and commitment to professional development. To apply for the credential, ICMA requires up to 15 years of experience, which varies depending on the applicant’s educational background. Qualified applicants undergo a peer review credentialing process to assess their expertise.

Currently, ICMA has over 1,454 credentialed managers. To renew the credential, ICMA requires members to complete 40 hours of continuing professional development, recorded and submitted through an annual report.