Hinsdale manager earns credentialed status
Updated: August 27, 2012 6:11AM
HINSDALE — Village Manager David Cook recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. Cook is one of more than 1,200 local government management professionals credentialed through the association’s voluntary credentialing program.
The association’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governments and regional entities around the world. The organization’s nearly 9,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.
To receive the prestigious 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.
Cook is qualified by more than 25 years of professional local government executive experience. Cook has been employed with the village of Hinsdale since 1990. He has served as the village’s finance director, assistant village manager/director of administration and was appointed village manager in 2005. Prior to his tenure in Hinsdale, he served as the deputy finance director in Arlington Heights and as the accounting manager in Carbondale.
Cook has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including serving as an Executive Board member of the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference, past president of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, past chairman of the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund and past treasurer of the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency.