22-23 board nominations - final

ICMA invites you to consider the unique background and perspective that you can bring to the association as a board member. ICMA’s Regional Vice Presidents play a critical leadership role within the local government management profession, represent members in their geographic region, and serve three-year terms.

Key Dates

  • October 18, 2022: Call for candidate nominations officially opens. Members eligible to serve the 2023-2026 term in their region have already been notified of their eligibility by email and invited to apply for ICMA Executive Board service. 
  • January 13, 2023: Deadline for eligible members to submit their materials.
  • March-April 2023: Regional Nominating Committees in each region (International, Midwest, Mountain Plains, Northeast, Southeast, West Coast) convene virtually to interview candidates and select one nominee to appear as the region's recommended candidate on ICMA’s annual election ballot for consideration by the membership.
  • May 2, 2023: Annual election ballot opens to the membership. Voting begins.
  • June 2, 2023: Ballot closes. Voting ends.

Eligibility to Serve the 2023-2026 Term

In accordance with ICMA’s Constitution, only ICMA Corporate (voting) members serving in a full-time, appointed position to a local government qualify to compete to serve on the executive board. This includes:

1. Full members, i.e., chief administrative officers (CAO) or assistant/deputy CAOs.

2. Affiliate members who have a minimum of five years of service to a local government and five years of membership in ICMA, i.e., assistants/deputies/ department heads/entry to mid-level management or other appointed local government professionals.*

* Affiliate members meeting the criteria stated above may only compete during their region’s designated non-CAO year. The 2022-2023 election year is the designated non-CAO year for the Mountain Plains and West Coast regions only. Note: This year marks the first year that Affiliate members meeting the criteria stated above in the Mountain Plains and West Coast regions can compete to serve on the ICMA Executive Board.

Qualified members are also subject to the rotation system and selection criteria in the geographical protocols within their region’s Regional Nominating Agreement. The rotation of states/countries and position types changes every year and annual requirements differ by region. Members should review the customized regional protocols and the historical representation of states and countries for their region in detail by visiting ICMA’s website.

View the 2022-23 Summary of Eligibility By Region 

Access the Regional Nominating Agreements

Apply by January 13, 2023

Eligible members who would like to be considered by their region’s Nominating Committee for the 2023-2026 executive board term, must submit the following items to ICMA by January 13, 2023. All items must be emailed in a single PDF packet/attachment to ICMA at icmanominations@icma.org. Late materials will not be accepted:

  1. A statement of your qualifications for board service and your view of the issues facing ICMA. Two-page limit.
  2. Current resume
  3. A list of any contributions you have made to ICMA and state/affiliate organizations, such as service on a committee, board, etc.
  4. Thoughtful letters of support from members or letters of endorsement from state or affiliate associations that can aid the Regional Nominating Committee in understanding your qualities, achievements, and potential contributions to the board (Optional, but recommended).
  5. Petition signed by 15 ICMA Corporate members (Optional).

Reach Out for Guidance

Individuals who are interested in pursuing this leadership opportunity can reach out to their state or country association leadership, affiliate organization leadership, current or former ICMA regional vice presidents,  and ICMA regional directors:

  • International: Peter Agh
  • Midwest: Martha Perego
  • Mountain Plains: Karen Daly
  • Northeast: Tricia Vinchesi
  • Southeast: Randall Reid
  • West Coast: Pat Martel

ICMA program staff: icmanominations@icma.org

You can learn more about the eligibility requirements for your region, the role and expectations of board service, the nominations and election process, and the 2022-2023 schedule by visiting the website.

Access Regional Nominations Information


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