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At the very core of ICMA is the mission to promote an ethical culture in local government.
The principles outlined in the ICMA Code of Ethics and enforced by the Rules of Procedure govern the conduct of every member of ICMA.
An overview of ICMA’s training and technical assistance opportunities.
The ICMA Rules of Procedure, adopted by the ICMA Executive Board, govern the process for enforcing the ICMA Code of Ethics as adopted by the ICMA membership.
Answers to common ethics questions and how to tap ICMA's expertise for advice on ethical issues
Ethical Scenarios from PM's Ethics Matter!
Ethics Scenarios from PM's Ethics Matter! Getting Compensation Right (2012) Ethics Versus the Law...Which One is Better? (2010) Managing Conflicts of Interest (2009) Her Boss Sits on the Interview Panel (2005)
ICMA members are often asked to raise funds for professional association conferences, statewide ballot initiatives, community projects, and other interests.
How to Minimize Their Impact
What Local Government Managers and Staff Bring to the Effort
Managing Roles, Power, and Responsibilities
Here are two real-world incidents that highlight ethical issues that can arise when managers and elected officials fail to understand their roles or they stray across boundaries.