Thank you everyone. I have heard a lot about the PMP (the ITIL is new). I have done a little research and found that there is an entry level PMP called a CAPM which I will strongly consider going after as I do not have a ton of project management experience.
Many of you have mentioned that it would depend on what I wanted to do. I’ve always been motivated by city management and community/economic development but nearly every certification you can get for that is based on work experience alone. I thought that by going after a new skill set that I could open up some new doors and see where it would lead.
Thank you all for your help and suggestions!!