LISBON — Lisbon Town Manager Stephen G. Eldridge recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the premier local government leadership and management organization. Eldridge is one of more than 1,000 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA voluntary credentialing program.

To receive the ICMA credential, a 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 demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

Eldridge is qualified by 10 years of professional local government executive experience and with a master of public administration degree from the University of Maine. Prior to his appointment in 2008 as town manager of Lisbon, he had served as town manager of Rumford and Greene. He has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including the Androscoggin Valley Council of Government executive committee, Maine Municipal executive committee, River Valley Growth Council, Monmouth Water Association board of directors, and is a member of the Maine Town and City Managers Association and the American Society of Public Administrators.

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