Tim Pickering, ICMA-CM, CEcD, serves as President & CEO for Interim Public Management, LLC, which provides interim department directors and city managers to cities and counties in the Southwest and which he founded in 2010. Prior to this endeavor, he served communities for two decades in the capacity of City Manager or CEO, including the Town of Fountain Hills and Salt River Devco, both in Arizona; Collinsville and Freeburg in Illinois; and Olivette, Missouri – all in major metropolitan areas.
Mr. Pickering received his BS and Masters of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University. He is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, and of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. He has been one of the country’s approximately 1,100 Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) for 20+ years. Additionally, he has lectured on administrative topics for graduate programs at Arizona State University.
Tim served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona City/County Management Association and as President of the St. Louis Area City/County Management Association, and he received the Dr. Leo Cohen Urban Management Award. He is a 30+ year member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is a Credentialed ICMA Manager (ICMA-CM). He has served on the Valley Leadership Board of Directors in Phoenix as well.
Mr. Pickering began Interim Public Management, LLC (IPM), in 2010 to assist communities when a transition of senior leadership occurs. IPM quickly became Arizona’s largest local government executive staffing service, featuring 250+ associates and having served such clients as Avondale, Chandler, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Marana, Maricopa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Safford, Show Low, Tucson, and Yuma, to name a few. Beyond Arizona, IPM has served communities in Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, and Utah. In his role as President & CEO of IPM, Mr. Pickering specializes in providing the right interim personnel for each community’s unique management transition situation.