ICMA Code of Ethics (Amended June 2020)

This is the revised ICMA Code of Ethics as of June 2020.

Jun 10, 2020

The ICMA Code of Ethics was adopted by the ICMA membership in 1924, and most recently amended by the membership in June 2020. The Guidelines for the Code were adopted by the ICMA Executive Board in 1972, and most recently revised in June 2020.

The mission of ICMA is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide. To further this mission, certain principles, as enforced by the Rules of Procedure, shall govern the conduct of every member of ICMA.


does the stipulation that

does the stipulation that members "shall not participate in political activities...endorse candidates, make financial contributions, sign or circulate petitions, or participate in fund-raising activities for individuals seeking or holding elected office" only apply to members who are employed by a governing body?


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