Guidebooks and Professional Resources

This free e-book for ICMA members offers a variety of suggested techniques and strategies.

Local Government Management: It's the Career for You!

A complimentary guidebook for career-changers looking to break into local government management.

A guide of information and advice for interim or acting local government managers.

Job hunting can be time-consuming and anxiety-producing!

Steadfast guide for first-time administrators.

This complimentary handbook is intended to highlight the value of a formal manager evaluation process and to assist local elected officials.

This document serves as a model employment agreement template for administrators of municipal governments.

This resource is intended to help local government managers and MPA programs work together to develop meaningful internship opportunities.

Recruiting and selecting a local government manager or administrator is one of the most important responsibilities of a local governing body...

Following are some recommendations as you prepare for your interview.

Tips and tactics to help veterans get the job they want in the local government profession.

Case Studies, Research, and Other Resources

ICMA's Job Center offers a database of current job openings for local

This ICMA resource book aims to help senior managers prepare the next generation of managers.

An ICMA coloring book about local government — your community of cities, towns, and counties!

Resources for K-12 educators and students.

Newsletters and Articles

Leadership Matters on computer and phone

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An ICMA Coaching Program column focused on career issues for local government professional...

At the 2008 ICMA Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, ICMA released a collection of next generation articles published in PM Magazine.