Victoria City Manager Jesús A. Garza recently earned his Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. He is one of about 1,400 local government management professionals worldwide who are currently credentialed through the ICMA program. To receive the designation, an ICMA 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 an ongoing commitment to integrity, lifelong learning and professional development. Garza will be required to complete at least 40 hours of professional development each year to renew the designation. Garza was selected as Victoria’s next city manager in April 2019, and he began his tenure in May 2019. He has over 10 years of experience in local government administration, including over 7 years as a city manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in urban management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and he earned his Certified Public Manager designation from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.