What is a Professional Local Government Manager?

What Professional City, Town, and County Managers Do

These highly trained experts make a big difference in the communities they serve.

What It Takes to Be a Professional Local Government Manager

A quick guide for anyone who's ever wondered how to become a professional local government manager.

Why Consider a Career in Local Government?

Looking for a fulfilling career? Consider local government!

Why Hire a Professional Local Government Manager?

Benefits of Professional Local Government Management

Elected officials can better fulfill their policy-making roles by delegating daily oversight of a local government to a professional manager or administrator.

How to Hire a Professional Local Government Manager

Here are some tips for hiring a professional city, town, or county manager or administrator.

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Life, Well Run Success Stories View

Council-Manager Form of Government Resources

Council-Manager Form of Government Resources

ICMA's first-response information on how professional local government management works under the council-manager form of government.

ICMA Local Government Recognition

Following are FAQs concerning the process of obtaining ICMA Recognition for a local government chief appointed official position.

ICMA's Future of Professional Management Fund Supports Local Efforts

The Fund advocates adoption and retention of the council-manager form and promotes professional local government management.

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