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Host a Fellow in Your Community

I think that the LGMF program is one of the best things that ICMA has ever done. Given the quality of the Fellows that the process presents and the value that they have added, I intend to participate in this program over and over again. ~ Jim Ley, County Manager, Sarasota County, Florida (Retired)


Seaside, California, City Manager Craig Malin, with Tanisha Briley, City Manager of Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Craig was manager of Davenport, Iowa and with Tanisha as their 2006 Local Government Management Fellow).

Get one of the nation's top MPA/MPP graduates!

Joining the LGMF grants you access to top quality candidates from schools nationwide. LGMF finalists are MPA/MPP graduates screened by city and county managers, alumni Fellows, and academics sent directly to you for consideration and interview.

Fellows assume real responsibility, thrive in an environment that recognizes potential, and gain unique exposure to local government. Fellows are master's graduates and bring skills and expertise to work on a variety of projects that contribute to your organization far beyond that of a summer intern.  Think of this as a management apprenticeship to help build the future of local government management. Since the program began in 2004, eight alumni Fellows are now CAOs, and even more are in senior positions in local government.

Become a host!

To host a Local Government Management Fellow, use the menu items at the right. All ICMA requires to start the process is a completed Letter of Intent to host. Submit the letter early to have your community listed when students apply in September. To have access to the most candidates, complete your letter of intent before January 31, as candidate finalist files are distributed to hosts in February. Hosts can sign up later, but be aware that candidates begin accepting offers early. The early host gets the Fellow!

Explore the Benefits of Hosting, FAQ, and other menu items for more details on projects Fellows have managed for their host communities.

Contact Rob Carty at 202/962-3560 or lgmfprogram@icma.org if you have any questions about the program!

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