The ICMA Liaison program facilitates communication and cooperation among ICMA and various state and affiliate organizations, such as state associations of city/county management and state associations of local government assistants.
The ICMA Liaison program taps and combines the skills and knowledge of ICMA Board Regional Vice Presidents, senior ICMA staff members, and a corps of ICMA Liaisons with a history of leadership in a given state.
The ICMA Liaison Program Team
To identify your key staff and ICMA Executive Board contacts, use the State Leadership / Liaison Directory.
- Fifteen ICMA Executive Board Regional Vice Presidents, members of the ICMA Executive Board, serve as board liaisons to states in their respective regions. Three vice presidents are elected from each of ICMA's five geographic regions within the United States and serve three-year terms. During each ICMA annual conference, they divide the states in their regions so that each state association has a single vice president as its primary liaison. Vice presidents are available as key contacts within the states they serve to help bring forward policy issues from the membership and state organizations. When their other duties allow, vice presidents also travel to state meetings in their states to represent ICMA in person and to provide updates on ICMA activities and priorities.
- In four of ICMA's five U.S. regions, ICMA has Regional Directors in place who have long tenures as managers in the region and who also served in their state association leadership. One senior staff member serves as a Regional Team Leader in ICMA's Northeast region, as well as state liaison to seven states in the region.
-Midwest Regional Director, Dave Limardi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Mountain Plains Regional Director, Karen Daly (email@example.com)
-Northeast Team Leader, Rita Ossolinski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Southeast Regional Director, Randall (Randy) Reid (email@example.com)
-West Coast Regional Director, Kevin Duggan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Two additional senior ICMA staff members are assigned to serve as ICMA Liaisons. Together with their Regional Team Leader, these individuals are the primary contacts and ICMA information source for their specific state associations.
- Fifteen ICMA Liaisons, ICMA members with long tenures as managers in a state, are currently serving as state liaisons and primary contacts for 21 states. Each state liaison’s primary contact is the state president or state association staff person. Liaisons work with these individuals to provide updates on ICMA, coordinate ICMA workshops at state meetings, obtain updates on issues that the state association is facing, and are available to meet the specific needs of the state's members.
The State Leadership / Liaison Directory is a quick reference tool providing a summary of ICMA Liaisons and ICMA board regional vice presidents who serve as board liaisons to states.
As an added vehicle for information sharing, ICMA publishes StateSide, an e-newsletter for state association officers, state staff, and others interested in cooperation among local government management associations.