Gore District chief executive Steve Parry has been appointed as an international regional vice-president of the International City/County Management Association.
Mr Parry was last week installed for a three year term on the executive board at its 98th annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
He will represent Australasia and is one of only three international regional vice presidents on ICMA's 21-member executive board.
Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks said it was a real privilege to have the Australasia representative on this prestigious organisation come from Gore.
"It is recognition of the high esteem he is held in across both New Zealand and Australia for all the work he does in local government," Mr Hicks said.
Based in the United States, ICMA has 9000 members, from 26 countries. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by promoting professional management worldwide and increasing the proficiency of chief executives, senior administrators and managers who serve local government and regional entities around the world.
- Fairfax Media
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