What is a Professional Local Government Manager?

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

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

Looking for a fulfilling career? Consider local government!

Why Hire a Professional Local Government Manager?

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

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

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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.

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

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

Why ICMA Advocates Professional Local Government Management

Since its founding, ICMA has advocated the council-manager form of government and professional local government management as the best vehicles for ensuring community success. Explore these curated resources, which highlight the benefits of professional local government management and the outstanding appointed city, town, and county managers who are part of this exciting profession.

For more information, please contact: contact@icma.org

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