International City/County Management Association is the premier organization of local government professionals worldwide

Our 13,000+ members serve and improve lives for communities, from small towns with populations of a few hundred, to metropolitan areas with populations of millions. ICMA offers professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to create excellence in local governance and fostering professional local government management worldwide.


Benefits of an ICMA Membership

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Voting Rights
The ability to vote on elections to the ICMA Executive Board and updates to the ICMA Constitution
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Members In Transition
Receive personal and financial support with the Members in Transition program if you have been fired, forced to resign or otherwise involuntarily separated
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Free Subscription To PM Magazine
Receive a free subscription to PM Magazine in print and digital versions
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Unlimited 1-On-1 Coaching
Receive unlimited 1-on-1 coaching with ICMA CoachConnect
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Member Only Discussions
Participate in member only online discussions with ICMA Connect
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Discounts on ICMA products
Members get discounts on conferences, professional development courses, leadership programs, and more!
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And many more benefits
See all the benefits that you get with a membership to ICMA

Membership Dues

Category New Annual Rate
Starting 10/1/2022
Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) & Assistant Chief Administrative Officers (ACAOs) » [Annual salary x 0.0065]
Up to $1,200
Small Community Discount for CAOs & ACAOs » [Annual salary x 0.0065] x 0.80
Up to $960
Department Heads and Mid-Management & Entry-Level Staff » $200
Students & Interns » $25
Professors and Private Sector » $200
International » Varies
Retired Members » $50
Life Members » Life Membership is complimentary and granted to eligible longtime ICMA members.

Do you have questions about the new membership dues? Read more in the FAQs »

How to Join

Starting October 1, 2022, new members who join will receive the reduced rates when they sign up.


How to Renew

For current members, when your renewal time comes up, the discounted rate will apply to your new yearly total.


Do you have questions about membership with ICMA?

Call the ICMA Member Benefits & Services Team at 800-745-8780 or 202-962-3680 or email

What Our Members Have to Say

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"ICMA has given me a wealth of contact information and knowledge. It also allows you to expand your professional development. ICMA is always sending out the opportunity for you to be a part of either larger conversations on hot button issues or to be a part of professional development for your own self. Things like CARES Act, infrastructure, or management - how to retain employees. So, I’m very thankful for ICMA and the networking that they provide, and I’m also thankful for the insurrectionary courses and the broader classroom exercises that they provide. It’s a wealth of knowledge and I would encourage anybody in government to be a part of ICMA. It’s a fantastic organization."

Michael Colbert, County Administrator, Montgomery County, OH