As an ICMA member, you become part of a worldwide network of senior management professionals who share a commitment to local government excellence and dedication to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
The Career Network provides resources for job seekers and employers, including a job board, the ICMA Career News feed, and links to information on the Next Generation Initiatives and the Career Resources section of the Knowledge Network.
Career Stage Guide
The Career Stage Guide helps members take charge of their career path by providing the tools needed to thrive in the jobs they have or to find the jobs they want.
At the very core of ICMA is the mission to promote an ethical culture in local government. ICMA promotes ethical conduct through its Code of Ethics, training for local governments, publications on ethics issues, technical assistance, and advice to members.
Knowledge Network provides members with unlimited online access to a 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.
Leading Ideas Series
The Member Exclusive, ICMA Leading Ideas Series, captures the insights of prominent authors and innovative thinkers on leadership and management topics. The emphasis is on how their creative ideas apply to local government leadership.
Members in Transition
ICMA provides an array of personal and financial support to full members who are fired, forced to resign or otherwise involuntarily separated from local government service as a manager/administrator or senior staff member. ICMA offers counseling by 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.
MPA Online Graduate Education
ICMA has partnered with 2U, Inc., an ICMA Strategic Partner, to provide members with a valuable professional development opportunity. 2U, Inc. will provide ICMA members who qualify for admittance to MPA@UNC with a $5,000 fellowship.
ICMA offers members the weekly e-newsletter Leadership Matters, with local government position openings; ethics, career, leadership, management, and public policy news; and updates on members and the profession.
The ICMA University offers members and their staff a range of workshops and programs to increase their professional knowledge and skills.
Members receive monthly issues of Public Management (PM) magazine, focusing on critical local government issues. ICMA also offers members a variety of publications and tools, including e-books, reports, guides, and whitepapers.
The Range Rider program, established by the ICMA Executive Board in 1974, is composed of retired managers with extensive experience who volunteer their time to provide a unique source of outside counsel to city and county managers and administrators, assistants, and other ICMA members.
Regional Summits are planned in five regions: Southeast, Mountain Plains, West Coast, Midwest, and Northeast. The summits offer an opportunity to network with colleagues, discuss ICMA issues and programs, provide feedback to the executive board and staff, and take advantage of a professional development opportunity in the form of an ICMA University workshop.
ICMA Travel Connections
Travel Connections provides social travel events for ICMA members and their families to premium locales around the globe.
The ICMA Job Center is a powerful resource for job seekers and employers. As an ICMA member, you can search the job listings, build an electronic resume, create job agents to help you with your career search, and more. The Job Center 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, 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.
ICMA offers members-only discounts on most publications and services. ICMA also offers a reduced registration fee for the ICMA Annual Conference and ICMA University professional development programs and workshops.