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This page explains the January ballot measures and how they will help create a more inclusive organization.
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.
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.
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.
Allow any ICMA member serving in a local government and in good standing to serve as the appointed representative to the Regional Nominating Committee.
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.
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.
In this episode, past president Karen Pinkos explains the proposed changes and what they mean to the future of the organization.
Powerpoint presentation by Karen Pinkos
A Special Supplement to PM, September 2019
Insights shared by ICMA Executive Board members on the 2020 ICMA constitutional amendments covering diversity and inclusion