Rockingham Commissioners Salute Metzler's 25 Years as Credentialed Manager!
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Posted on Wednesday January 09, 2019
Lance Metzler surprised by Commissioners, family & staff as he's honored!
There was a huge surprise at the first Rockingham County Board of Commissioners' meeting of the year for County Manager Lance Metzler.  Commissioners honored Metzler with a plaque representing 25 years as a Credentialed Manager by the International City & County Managers Association.  Commissioners, Metzler's family, staff, and citizens at the regular Board meeting applauded Metzler's commitment to Rockingham County.

Commissioners Chairman Reece Pyrtle said, "Lance Metzler works tirelessly!"  Pyrtle summarized Metzler's leadership career:
  • Town Manager of Kingstree, SC at 23 years of age
  • Town Manager of West Point, VA
  • County Manager for the County of Northampton, VA
  • Manager of Montgomery County 
  • Manager of Rockingham County.
Originally from Troy in Montgomery County, Metzler's undergraduate degree is in Urban & Regional Planning, with a Master of Public Administration/MPA degree in Public Administration from Appalachian State University.

The International City & County Managers Association recognizes professional, local, government leaders through a voluntary credentialing program.  To be identified as credentialed, these leaders are qualified by a combination of education and experience; adhearance to high standards of integrity; and an assessed commitment to life-long learning and professional development. 


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