ICMA is a leading publisher of books, reports, survey research, study guides, case studies, and other resources used by local government management professionals, municipal and county associations, and colleges and universities.

In support of ICMA’s strategic goals, we focus on providing practitioners, students, and professors the tools they need to excel and succeed at their profession. The areas of practice featured in ICMA publications include finance, budgeting, emergency management, planning, economic development, capital budgeting, human resource management, supervisory practices, fire and emergency services, and many others.

Some ICMA publications are a benefit of membership, such as PM magazine, LGR: Local Government Review, and the SmartBrief and ICMA Leadership Matters e-newsletters. See “Free Publications for Members” on the Publications & Research landing page (https://icma.org/publications-research).

Other ICMA publications are available for purchase in the bookstore, where ICMA members receive a discount. Discounts for bulk orders (purchases of multiple copies of the same publication) of print publications are available to all purchasers. Please note that all sales are final.

In addition to offering publications in local government management, ICMA offers an array of professional development opportunities, such as webinars, a certificate program, local government training, leadership development, and annual conference sessions. You can check these out in the ICMA University portion of ICMA’s website.