ICMA, along with state and local government partners, advocates at the national level on behalf of its membership on issues that impact local government.


Each year, the Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee, ICMA's member-based committee tasked with reviewing current and proposed federal (and in some cases state) legislative and judicial action for impacts on local governments, identifies the key policy priorities for the association and its members. Using this list as a guide, the ICMA Policy Team works with its state and local government partners in the Big 7 and other organizations, such as the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC), to advocate at the national level on behalf of local governments and the communities they serve. Here are the current policy and governmental affairs advocacy efforts that ICMA is been involved in:


Disaster Recovery: 

Pension Funding:




Intergovernmental Affairs:

Census 2020: 



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