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Serve the Profession

Call for Volunteers for Committee, Task Forces and Advisory Boards has closed. Please check out the other opportunities available year-round.

What have you done for the profession lately?

ICMA has many opportunities for you to use your talents and interests to become engaged and support the profession. The level of commitment varies depending on the opportunity you select. Joining a task force is a year long commitment. Serving as a coach may require an hour a month or a lifelong commitment to the success of your mentee. Please review all the opportunities to find your match. 


  • To volunteer for these opportunties visit the website.
    Become a Coach
  • Become a Legacy Leader
  • Host a Southeast Asian Professional Fellow
  • Pro Bono Opportunities
  • Host a Local Government Fellow 

Full descriptions of each group can be found here.


the call for volunteers for these activities has closed.

Here is the list of committees, task forces and advisory boards. 

Committees draw on the skills and interests of a broad cross-section of the ICMA membership with the opportunity to contribute to local government and the profession. They also provide an opportunity for member connection and networking.

How to Volunteer

To express your interest in serving on these member initiatives:

1) Login to your ICMA account here.

2) find the “Member Volunteer Opportunities” link in your profile.

3) Select from the list of volunteer opportunities.

4) Click "Submit".

Then you are are on your way to making a difference in the profession!

Call for Volunteers closes April 21.

We hope you'll consider lending your time and talent to one of the following groups or activities:

  • 2017 Annual Conference Evaluation Committee
  • 2018 Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • Advisory Board on Graduate Education
  • Assistant Manager’s Task Force
  • Awards Evaluation Committee
  • Digital Strategies Advisory Board (Formerly Knowledge Network Advisory Board)
  • Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee
  • ICMA Welcome Ambassadors Committee
  • International Committee
  • Smart Communities Advisory Board
  • Sustainable Communities Advisory Committee

Full descriptions of each group can be found here.


Task Force/Committee Member Roles, Expectations, and Responsibilities

Committee volunteers commit to:

  1. Participate actively in the committee by attending at least one committee meeting per year and letting the chair know if you are not able to attend any meetings. (Members must participate in order to remain on the committee.)
  2. Follow through on assigned tasks by meeting deadlines, returning phone calls, responding to requests for input via e-mail, etc.
  3. Respect the opinions of other committee members and the role of the committee chair to build consensus on the specified task.
  4. Represent the committee to assistants' and managers' associations in your area by attending state or national association meetings, making brief presentations, or writing articles about the committee's work for state or national association newsletters.

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