Individuals eligible for Honorary membership include, but are not limited to, academic leaders, elected officials, and civic leaders. Criteria include:
- Contributions to strengthening the structure of local government.
- Leadership in increasing citizen understanding of the governance and management of local government.
- Initiatives that brought about improvement and development of local government managers.
- Programs, writing, or general career contributions that have enhanced the responsiveness and effectiveness of local government.
In summary, the candidate must have made a considerable contribution either to the improvement of local government and local government management or to the public's understanding and appreciation of responsive and well-managed local government.
A nomination for Honorary Membership can be made by any voting member of ICMA. Nomination forms are available here and should be e-mailed to email@example.com. A list of past Honorary Member conferrments is available.
Honorary membership is conferred by a vote of the association’s Corporate members, and nominations are solicited annually in the spring. In June, a vote of the ICMA Executive Board determines which nominee or nominees will be proposed to members for formal acceptance by a vote at the annual business meeting.
Honorary Members will be recognized during ICMA's 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas; October 22-25, 2017.
Contact Felicia Littky, program manager, Membership at 202/962-3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.