International professional development

The Tranter-Leong Fund offers two fellowships up to $5,000 each to encourage ICMA members to expand their international horizons while advancing ICMA’s commitment to “think globally, act globally.” Download and complete this document to see information about the fellowship, the application criteria, and the selection process and to complete an application.

The Tranter-Leong Fund was established at ICMA in 2017 through a generous donation from ICMA Life Member Revan A. F. Tranter, past ICMA president and first chair of the International Committee, and Eugene Y. Leong. Each of these men served as executive director for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) in California. Upon retirement from ABAG, they started a fund to support interns at ABAG, and the fund later evolved to the Tranter-Leong Fund at ICMA. Under ICMA’s stewardship, the two donors and the leadership of the International Committee will use the funds to advance ICMA’s commitment to international professional development.

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