Member Benefits at ICMA.org
As an ICMA member, you have access to many information resources at ICMA.org.
ICMA's Knowledge Network provides ICMA members with unlimited online access to the Association's document library, with more than 7,000 forms, brochures, plans, guides, and other materials developed for and used by local governments. Use the Questions feature to tap the experience and expertise of your colleagues around the world. Learn more about the Knowledge Network.
Share experiences and perspectives with your colleagues through the ICMA Member group and other Knowledge Network groups built around shared interests.
The ICMA JobCenter is a powerful resource for job seekers and employers. As an ICMA member, you may search the job listings, build an electronic resume, create job agents to help you with your career search, and more. The JobCenter gives local governments looking to recruit an employee an easy way to upload an ad for inclusion in the JobCenter and also for placement in the Leadership Matters newsletter.
Who's Who in Local Government Management
Who's Who, ICMA's online membership directory, is an essential networking tool that provides contact names, numbers, and career history for each ICMA member.
The ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program is a means of defining and recognizing ICMA members who are professional local government managers qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
Additional Membership Benefits
The weekly Leadership Matters newsletter, featuring the latest news, local government position openings, and cost- and time-saving ideas from around the world. (A stand-alone subscription costs $215.)
Monthly issues of Public Management (PM) magazine, focusing on critical local government issues. (A stand-alone subscription costs $46.) PM is available in print and online at http://icma.org/pm.
Reduced registration fees for ICMA's Annual Conference and ICMA University professional development opportunities.
Access to an ethics advisor for guidance in dealing with troubling questions that have an ethical perspective.
Personal and professional counseling by ICMA's senior members and staff on issues such as planning your career, dealing with day-to-day pressures, coping with being fired, and preparing an employment agreement.
Members-only discounts on most ICMA publications and services.
The opportunity to participate in the work of ICMA's member task forces and committees and help direct policy and the development of the Association on a variety of issues.
Your dues underwrite activities that benefit the profession as a whole. Two major examples:
Ethics Education and Enforcement
The dues-supported work of the ICMA Executive Board’s Committee on Professional Conduct in investigating and censuring those who act unethically is fundamental to ICMA's efforts to ensure that every member is respected as a professional. Members hold themselves to high standards and look to ICMA to promote the values of the profession and to provide education, training, and consistent enforcement.
Promotion of Professional Local Government Management
ICMA actively supports professional management among all local governments, with an emphasis on promotion of the council-manager form as the preferred structure. The Association provides tailored resource materials, data and information, and sample campaign materials to communities facing potential form of government referenda.