Building a Diverse and Inclusive Profession

This page explains the January ballot measures and how they will help create a more inclusive organization.

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AMENDMENT PROPOSALS ON THE BALLOT

To achieve the goals of promoting diversity and inclusion across our membership and within the leadership of the association, we asked our membership over the past year to provide feedback on several ideas that have led to the development of the amendments to the ICMA constitution.

VOTING RIGHTS

Extend voting eligibility to Affiliate Members in service who have been a member of ICMA and serving in a local government for five years. Affiliate members retain voting rights only if they are in service to a local government.

EXECUTIVE BOARD DIVERSITY

Extend eligibility to serve on the Board in the designated non-CAO position to Affiliate Members in service (entry-level, mid-management and department directors) who have been a member of ICMA and serving in a local government for five years.

REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEES

Allow any ICMA member serving in a local government and in good standing to serve as the appointed representative to the Regional Nominating Committee.

IMPLEMENTATION

Amend the Constitution to remove the current requirement that amendments take place 10 days from the vote and replace it with the requirement that any proposed ballot amendment will include an implementation timeline.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Here you’ll find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this initiative.

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THE PATH TO A MORE INCLUSIVE ICMA PROFESSION

Just as our world is evolving, so is our profession and the ICMA organization. The Executive Board has undertaken a conversation about more effectively engaging our members across the career spectrum in the work and benefits of the association.

LISTEN NOW: Diversity & Inclusion at ICMA

In this episode, past president Karen Pinkos explains the proposed changes and what they mean to the future of the organization.

The Path to a More Inclusive ICMA and Profession

Powerpoint presentation by Karen Pinkos

Building a Diverse Profession and Organization

A Special Supplement to PM, September 2019

Why Voting "Yes" Matters

Insights shared by ICMA Executive Board members on the 2020 ICMA constitutional amendments covering diversity and inclusion

VOTE YES FROM JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 10

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