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.
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.
A nomination for Honorary Membership can be made by any voting member of ICMA. Forms are available here. Nominations are due by April 23, 2013, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Member Services coordinator Felicia Littky at 202/962-3656 or email@example.com with questions or for more information.