2021-22 executive board collage

The ICMA Executive Board met June 9-12, 2022, in Atlantic Beach, Florida, for their quarterly meeting and took the following actions:

  • Adopted ICMA's FY2023 budget. Reviewed and adopted ICMA's budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2022. The FY2023 budget reflects ongoing efforts to advance the priorities outlined in Envision, the ICMA Strategic Plan, as well as other priorities that have been established by the board over the past two and a half years. Major initiatives include the globalization of ICMA, which will launch now, following the approval of the new global engagement strategy by the board; establishing a new membership dues structure; advancing our professional development capabilities; and continuing our work regarding racial equity and social justice, and policing.
  • Adopted an ICMA Global Engagement Strategy. ICMA's consultant, Factum Global, presented a proposed global engagement strategy, which was unanimously approved by the board. Implementation of this strategy will begin in FY2023, putting ICMA on the path to become a truly global organization.
  • Received a presentation from Deloitte on ICMA's internal adaptive workplace initiative. Deloitte representatives explained their work with ICMA over the past year to help determine a path forward in adopting an adaptive workplace strategy. Deloitte presented recommendations along with a proposed roadmap for ICMA’s future of work initiative. 
  • Approved new affiliate agreements with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the American Public Works Association (APWA). Granted the ICMA Executive Director the authority to enter into formal agreements with two of ICMA’s strongest partners among local government associations: GFOA and APWA. By having a formal relationship, ICMA will be able to leverage its resources with two organizations that share the association’s commitment to ethics, a code of conduct, professional development training, and equity and inclusion. 
  • Approved proposed changes to the ICMA Regional Nominating process. Following each year’s nominations and elections process, the board reviews feedback from the Regional Nominating Committees on improvements to the process. This year, the board reviewed and approved changes to the process whereby a candidate can appear on the ballot by petition, as well as the selection of Regional Nominating Committee chairs. The board also set a schedule for the 2022-2023 nominations and elections process.
  • Selected Lon Pluckhahn to serve as ICMA's 2022-2023 president-elect. The board interviewed one candidate–Lon Pluckhahn, deputy city manager of Vancouver, Washington–and selected him to serve as ICMA’s 2022-2023 president-elect. Pluckhahn will join the ICMA Executive Board in September, and will officially become ICMA’s 2023-2024 president at the 2023 ICMA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.

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