Beth Payne, Editor
Public Management (PM) is the official magazine of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), with a track record of more than 90 years as a trusted source of local government management information. PM is dedicated exclusively to the public sector practitioner. Designed for quick and informative reading, articles deal with issues of common concern to local government managers.
PM's circulation of 9,500 includes ICMA members, and individual subscribers. The print version of PM is published 11 times a year.
The print magazine's editorial purpose is aligned with ICMA's Mission, which is "To create excellence in local government by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide." Each issue contains a cover story and feature articles that focus on local government operations from the real perspective of the chief administrator and other management practitioners.
Editorial content is recommended and reviewed by local government managers. Articles are written by experts in the field, experienced local government professionals, and observers who have firsthand knowledge of the topic they are writing about.
The online version has the same editorial focus and posts articles found in the print issue, except when permission to reprint online is not received from other sources. The online PMplus section includes articles that are not published in the print magazine.