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Knowledge Network Features

Learn about professional networking and knowledge sharing features for local government.

The Knowledge Network is the online community for local government professionals worldwide. Learn more about creating your profile to connect with colleagues or using questions and documents to access information.

First time on the Knowledge Network? Get started here to learn how to set up your account and use the most popular features.



As a professional network, the Knowledge Network's most important feature is its people. More than 42,500 local government professionals have set up profiles to connect with and learn from their colleagues.

Follow the links to learn more about these features.

  • Share a little about yourself by building your professional profile
  • Connect with your colleagues in Who's Who
  • Work together or discuss a shared interest in one of dozens of groups


The main attraction of the Knowledge Network is the wealth of information it makes available from ICMA, the Alliance for Innovation, and hundreds of local governments from around the world.

The key to making the most of this information is understanding topics. All content on the site can be tagged to one or more of our 87 topic pages covering every local government issue from accountability to zoning.

There are several ways to access information and share your own on the Knowledge Network.

  • Ask and answer questions about the issues facing local governments today. Questions enable users to easily share their experience and expertise with colleagues in need.
  • Download case studies, sample documents, and thousands of other resources in the document library. These documents have been produced by ICMA and the Alliance for Innovation or contributed by members and other professionals in local government.
  • Subscribe to a blog, or start your own. Blogs on the Knowledge Network allow users to share their thoughts and stories with others in the profession.

Learn more about the Knowledge Network

Visit the guide to Getting Started

Go to the Knowledge Network User Guide


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