Korena L. Weichel, Assistant County Manager of Granville County, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Weichel is one of more than 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
To receive the prestigious 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 demonstrate a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.
Weichel has over 13 years of professional local government executive experience. Prior to her appointment in 2020 as Granville County’s first Assistant County Manager, she rose in the ranks from serving as Administrative Services Director to Assistant City Manager and then City Manager for the City of Creedmoor.
Weichel graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a bachelor’s degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration. She has demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development throughout her local government career, completing highly respected programs from the University of North Carolina’s School of Government including Municipal and County Administration, LGFCU Fellows: Leading for Results, Public Executive Leadership Academy, and the Community Development Academy.
In addition to the Credential Manager certification, she has long held certifications as a senior-level professional in human resources from the HR Certification Institute, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).
Weichel has also made significant contributions to a number of other organizations, including the North Carolina City and County Manager’s Association Conference Planning Committee (currently serving), the North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Human Resources Advisory Committee, the Granville County Tourism Development Authority (Chair) and the North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Organization of Municipal Personnel Officers (President).
The mission of ICMA is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation and ethics, and by 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 13,000 members in 27 countries also include educators, students, and other local government employees.