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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).

 


2018 Fellows
Matt McKirahan '18
ICMA Fellow: City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Toney Thompson '18
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

Rebecca Truluck '18
ICMA Fellow: City of Sarasota, Florida

2017 Fellows
Hannah Osborne '17
Current: Fellow, Loudon County, Virginia
ICMA Fellow: Henrico County, Virginia

2016 Fellows
Luisa Agathon '16
Current: Assistant to the City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ICMA Fellow: City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Caley Patten '16
Current: Business Analyst, Gwinnett County, Georgia
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

2015 Fellows
Rafael Baptista '15
Current: Strategy & Performance Analyst, City of Raleigh,North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

Maia Knox '15
Current: Management Analyst, City of Woodinville, 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: Business Manager, Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

2012 Fellows
Brent Troxell ’12
Current: Graduate Student, University of Denver
ICMA Fellow: Dakota County, Minnesota 
 
Emily Leik Cornella ’12
Current: Agency Outreach Manager, WillowTree, Charlottesville, Virginia
ICMA Fellow: City and County of Durham, North Carolina

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

2010 Fellows
Catherine Durham '08
Current: Manager, WithersRavenel, Raleigh, North Carolina
ICMA Fellow: Dakota County, Minnesota

2008 Fellows
Steven Buter ’06
Current: Finance & Performance Management Analyst, Pierce County, Washington
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: Budget Director, Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Atlanta, Georgia
ICMA Fellow: Washoe County, Nevada