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ICMA Local Government Management Fellows

The ICMA Local Government Fellowships are a highly competitive career-development opportunity designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master's program graduates. Selected Fellows are placed in full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments. 

Below are Carolina MPA students and recent graduates who have been named as ICMA Fellows, where they served their fellowship, and where they are working currently (2017).

 

2016 Fellows
Luisa Agathon '16
ICMA Fellow: City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Caley Patten '16
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

2015 Fellows
Rafael Baptista '15
Current: Strategic Initiatives Analyst, Durham County, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

Maia Knox '15
Current: Management Analyst, City of Snoqualmie, Washington
ICMA Fellow: City of Snoqualmie, Washington

2014 Fellows
Jenifer Della Valle '14
Current: Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina

Sarah Hazel '14
Current: Assistant to the City Manager, City of Charlotte, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Megan Dale '14
Current: Management Analyst, Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: Catawba County, North Carolina

2013 Fellows
Mattie Sue Stevens '13
Current: Management Analyst, City of Durham, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

2012 Fellows
Brent Troxell ’12
Current: Assistant to the Village Manager, Village of Glenview, Illinois
ICMA Fellow: Dakota County, Minnesota 
 
Emily Leik Cornella ’12
Current: Borrowed and Blue, Content Manager
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

2011 Fellows
Amanda Kaufman ’09
Current: Assistant to the City Manager, City of Marion, Iowa
ICMA Fellow: City of Olathe, Kansas

2010 Fellows
Catherine Durham '08
Current: City Manager, City of Claremont, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: Dakota County, Minnesota

2008 Fellows
Steven Buter ’06
Current: Budget and Management Analyst, City of Greensboro, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City of University Place, Washington

Justin Amos ’06
Current: Budget Analyst, City of Charlotte, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City of Charlotte, North Carolina

2007 Fellows
Creighton Avila ’05
Current: Principal Administrative Analyst, El Dorado County, California
ICMA Fellow: Catawba County, North Carolina

2006 Fellows
(David) Nathan Branscome ’04
Current: Policy Analyst, Georgia Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, Atlanta, Georgia
ICMA Fellow: Washoe County, Nevada