Thursday, April 29, 2010

David Frasher named “Credentialed Manager” by ICMA

David Frasher became an ICMA Credentialed Manager in 2007
David Frasher is a diplomat who has been serving the nation for almost two decades. He was appointed as the City Administrator of Oak Grove, Missouri and Ashland Wisconsin. David Frasher served as the City Manager and Budget Officer of Grants Pass. He managed the Grants Pass Redevelopment Agency very well. His expertise and service were recognized by ICMA when he was named an ICMA Credentialed Manager in 2007. ICMA Credentialed Managers are viewed with growing distinction by local governing bodies and progressive, civically engaged communities. Credentialed Managers are selected through a peer review credentialing process, a written exam, and extensive education requirements which quantified the unique expertise, David Frasher brought to Grants Pass and other communities.

ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program
The ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program is a means of defining and recognizing an individual ICMA member who is a professional local government manager qualified at the highest level within the local government management profession by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional ethics and career development. Managers are recognized by ICMA through a peer review credentialing process. This self-directed program offers an opportunity for interested ICMA members to quantify the unique expertise they bring to their communities.

David Frasher did commendable work
David Frasher’s excellent financial management and budgetary planning, his brilliant leadership qualities, and his commendable work in economic development in Missouri, Wisconsin and Oregon made him an esteemed member of his profession. David Frasher remains involved in community service and aims to make the world a better place through service, leadership, and education.

Phil Paquin, former City Councilor of Grants Pass remarks,’’ In my experience, David is the best and most qualified city manager Grants Pass ever had. Not only is he specially qualified he is the epitome of ethics. His staff loved and respected him and he in turn would go to the mat for them. David Frasher expects a lot from his staff but he also expects a lot from himself. His work ethic is impeccable.”

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

David Frasher was the City Manager of Grants Pass

David Frasher, City Manager was also the Budget Officer
David Frasher was appointed as City Manager of Grants Pass, Oregon in October 2005. As the City Manager of Grants Pass, David Frasher was responsible for daily operations of all municipal departments including administration, finance, police/fire, public works, community development, human resources, and parks & community services. He is a member of the International City Management Association and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. David Frasher, City Manager also served as the city's Budget Officer and managed the Grants Pass Redevelopment Agency, including the Agency budget of approximately 2.5 million annually.

Commendable work by David Frasher, City Manager
In his four-year tenure from October 2005 to August 2009, David Frasher received accolades from the City Council and the community for his service as City Manager of Grants Pass. The City Manager and his staff administered and developed cost-effective and innovative ways to implement the prescribed goals of the City. David Frasher, City Manager bridged the gap between residents, employees, and Council members. He communicated with other members of the community to build effective working relationships. He also coordinated and directed all city operations in general, oversaw capital improvements, and ensured equitable enforcement of the city's ordinances.

Marked achievements by David Frasher
During his service in Grants Pass, David Frasher dramatically improved relationships with employee labor groups, avoiding costly arbitration while successfully negotiating new contracts with significant savings for the municipality. He also worked with Council and staff to win voter approval of a $9.8 million capitol levy for the construction of new police and fire facilities. He further led community efforts to employ boulevard concepts and business-friendly roadway design in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation on an estimated $35 million project. David Frasher, City Manager also developed, implemented, and updated several new growth management policies aimed at increasing sustainability, including new system development charges, transportation safety policies, and local improvement district policies.

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