2020 ICMA West Coast Regional Conference

March 18 - 20, 2020
08:00 am - 06:00 pm PT



Join us for a 2.5-day conference filled with strategies, tools, connections, and all the things you need to drive your community better, faster, and further in 2020.

We're bringing the West Coast Regional Conference to Vancouver, Washington, March 18-20. The core focus of the conference is to help local leaders and their communities tackle gnarly issues and to inform and educate around key topics surrounding local government. You'll unlock presentations that deliver actionable tactics to solve your greatest challenges. You'll meet local government leaders from your region who are redefining how to manage the ever changing community challenges. And you'll gain the skills you need to keep ahead of the curve and continue your leadership and professional development in 2020.

Come join ICMA in Vancouver and share your gridlocks and success stories, equip yourself with new ideas from other community leaders, and refuel for the road ahead.



Hilton Vancouver Washington

301 W 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington

The 2020 ICMA West Coast Regional Conference will take place at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. 

We have secured a block of rooms at discounted rates for West Coast Regional Conference attendees at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Please note, our hotel blocks sell out each year and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The last day to book your room at the discounted price is February 18.

Rate: $187 per night plus taxes.

Click HERE to book your room online.


8:00am-5:00pm | Registration Open

10:00am-12:00pm | Mobile Workshop – Reconnecting to the Waterfront: The Story of Redevelopment in Vancouver (There is an extra fee associated with this event: $25)

2:00pm-3:00pm | Breakout Sessions

2:00pm-4:30pm | ICMA University Workshop: We've Always Done It That Way is Over: Transforming from the Status Quo to the Status Go

3:00pm-3:30pm | Break

3:30pm-4:30pm | Breakout Sessions

4:45pm–5:45pm | Session: You Don’t know What You’re Missing: Making the Most of your ICMA Benefits

5:45pm-6:45pm | Welcome Reception

9:00pm-10:00pm | After Hours Reception

6:30am-7:30am | Yoga

6:30am-7:15am | Running Group (Self-Led)

7:00am-5:00pm | Registration Open

7:30am- 8:45am | Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am | Keynote/General Session

10:15am- 11:15am | Breakout Sessions

11:15am-11:30am | Break

11:30am-12:30pm | Breakout Sessions

12:30pm- 1:30pm | Lunch

1:45pm- 2:45pm | Breakout Sessions

2:45pm-3:00pm | Break

3:00pm-4:00pm | Breakout Sessions

6:00pm- 9:00pm | Networking/Social Event

6:30am- 7:30am | Yoga

6:30am- 7:30am | Running Group (Self-Led)

7:00am- 11:30am | Registration Open

7:30am- 8:45am | Breakfast

7:30am- 8:45am | Leadership Breakfast (Invitation Only)

9:00am-10:00am | Breakout Sessions

9:00am- 11:00am | Regional Nominating Committee (Invitation Only)

10:15am- 11:15am | Breakout Sessions


What Your Registration Includes: Inspirational breakout sessions, breakfast/lunch, our evening social events, and an ICMA University Workshop. Please note that there are additional fees for the mobile workshop. 

Team Rates: Want to send several people from your team to the West Coast Regional Conference? You will receive a discount of 30% off per registration for one or more of your colleagues. Discount code will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

NACA Scholarship Opportunity: With the generous support of ICMA-RC, NACA is offering one scholarship for the West Coast Regional Conference. Submit your application by February 21. The scholarship of up to $1,500 will cover registration and travel expenses* for NACA members attending an ICMA Regional Conference for the first time. 

Student Chapter Regional Conference Travel Scholarship: For your chance to receive a travel scholarship (travel and lodging), visit the ICMA Student Chapter Facebook Page and create a new post with the following information: (1) Your college/university, and the Regional Conference event you plan to attend; (2) a short statement on your interest in public service and local government; (3) a short statement and what you plan to get out of attending the Regional Conference. Note: Scholarship recipients will be required to commit to attending the Regional Conference of their choice and upon completion of the event, must submit a short essay with photos highlighting their experience at the Regional Conference. 

Questions about registration? Please email Matthew Watson, ICMA Events Registration Manager, at mwatson@icma.org.

Registration Type Registration Fee
Students/Interns/Local Government Management Fellow/Academics/Member-in-Transition Free
ICMA Retired Member/Life Member $150
ICMA Affiliate Member
(Entry-Level to Department Head/Director Members)
Early & Mid-Career Nonmember
(Entry-Level to Department Head/Director)
ICMA Member
(Full Membership; Full Not in Service Membership)
(Chief Administrator; Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator; Private Sector)
Partner/Guest $75
Team Rates
(receive a discount of 30% off per registration for one or more of your colleagues after you register)
30% off
Mobile Workshop: Reconnecting to the Waterfront:  The Story of Redevelopment in Vancouver
(Wednesday, March 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm)

If you are not a member of ICMA, make the commitment to your profession and your career. Join ICMA today and save on the ICMA Regional Conference registration rate plus other membership benefits throughout the year.

Register Now


If you are looking to become more active with ICMA but don't know where to start, it's with becoming an ICMA Regional Conference Sponsor. This introductory sponsorship level provides exposure for your brand, while also allowing you to customize your partnership to best align with your company's goals and objectives.

For more information on 2020 ICMA Regional Conference Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeremy Figoten at jfigoten@icma.org or 202-962-3646.


Thank you to ICMA-RC, the 2020 ICMA Regional Conferences Title Sponsor. With their support we are connecting ICMA members to resources, content, and information that can be invaluable in helping them manage in their communities.


Event Details


  • March 18 - 20, 2020
  • 08:00 am 06:00 pm PT


  • Member Price:$325.00
  • Non-Member:$650.00


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