Western Missouri native David Frasher serves as the City Manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Apart from being an experienced public servant, Juris Doctorate holder Davis Frasher is also a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
The ICMA was established in 1914 with the mission of institutionalizing professional local governments around the world to promote good governance, which ultimately should improve people’s lives. The organization aims to identify and foster practices that address the needs of local governments.
Public service professional such as City, Town, or County Managers who have been selected by elected officials are eligible to become members of ICMA. Membership is also extended to local government staff, professors, and students, and others interested in the mission of ICMA. The members of the ICMA are able to take advantage of different services provided by the association including technical support and advice on building transparency and maintaining equity.
ICMA also supports communities around the world through its other components such as ICMA Press, which publishes various resources including books and survey research for local government professionals. Other components include ICMA University, which offers opportunities to learn from conferences and workshops; ICMA Program Centers, which provide solutions to professionals’ problems through peer collaboration; and ICMA International, which supports excellence in local governance worldwide.