BOULDER CITY – City Manager Taylour Tedder has encouraged staff to provide the best customer service and to be continuous learners since his appointment in August 2021. On April 1, 2023, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) awarded City Manager Tedder with its highly respected “Credentialed Manager” designation. This designation signifies Tedder’s commitment to continuous learning and professional development as a professional manager, a value that is essential to building and maintaining a strong and effective local government organization to deliver exceptional services to the community.
Tedder was accepted as a Candidate in the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program shortly after arriving in Boulder City, based on his education and experience working in executive-level municipal management. Candidates holding a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) must have seven years of experience in a City or County executive leadership role. Tedder holds an MPA from Wichita State University and had nearly six years of experience as an Assistant City Manager before being hired in Boulder City.
ICMA members must commit to 40 hours or more of professional development annually and abide by a strict code of ethics. “I met Mr. Tedder in August of 2021, shortly after he was hired, and he made a strong impression on me,” said Boulder City Mayor Joe Hardy. “I appreciate his intelligence, candor, leadership skills, and ability to work with people from throughout the City, Clark County and the State of Nevada. I feel Boulder City is fortunate to have Mr. Tedder as a resident, an advocate and a leader.”
The prestigious ICMA Credentialed Manager Program requires candidates to:
- Quantify the unique expertise they offer
- Demonstrate adherence to ethical standards and integrity
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning
- Structure a professional development plan
- Submit to peer review of professional development activities and learning
ICMA Credentialed Managers are eligible for ICMA Legacy Leader Programs, as well as special consideration for workshops and other trainings. “This recognition and credentialing affirm my dedication and commitment to provide the highest quality of attentiveness and service to our residents,” said Tedder. “The best is ahead of us, and I look forward to working to keep Boulder City positioned as a premier place to live, work and play.”