NVCMA Resources


Professional Development  Next Generation Initiative

  Credentialing  Areas for Collaboration

Professional Development

The Alliance for Innovation

Virtual Learning

In Person Events

Innovation Academy

Research and Publications

International City/County Management Association

ICMA University

Voluntary Credentialing Program

ICMA Coaching 

Emerging Leaders Development

Research and Publications

National Association of Counties (NACo)

Education and Training

Reports and Toolkits

Counties Futures Lab

National League of Cities

NLC University

Research and Publications

ICMA, in partnership with a number of affiliate organizations, has developed a series of activities and programs designed to help local governments educate, attract, develop, and retain individuals of all ages: from school-age children to mid-career assistants and department heads to professionals from other disciplines. The Next Generation Initiative focuses on attracting a wide and diverse group of people into the local government management profession and on developing and mentoring interns and early-to-mid-career professionals who are already in the field.


ICMA Next Generation Initiative

ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship


Management Internships: A Guidebook for Local Governments


The ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program recognizes professional local government managers qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. Managers are recognized by ICMA through a peer review credentialing process, and this self-directed program offers an opportunity for interested ICMA members to quantify the unique expertise they bring to their communities.

The program also assists ICMA members in focusing and reflecting upon their lifelong professional development experience. Members who participate in the program may earn the designation of ICMA Credentialed Manager granted by the ICMA Executive Board. ICMA Credentialed Managers are viewed with growing distinction by local governing bodies and progressive, civically engaged communities.

Information on becoming an ICMA Credentialed Manager

Areas for Collaboration


Nevada Public Purchasing

The Nevada Public Purchasing Study Commission (NRS 332.215) advises the state legislature on matters relating to public purchasing. The commission is composed of two smaller groups: Northern Nevada Consortium for Cooperative Purchasing and the Public Purchasing Professionals Association (Southern Nevada/Clark County). Both groups ensure cooperative purchasing among government entities and allow for cooperative bidding that retains better prices for all involved. Each governmental entity has the right to use another governmental entity’s contract. Contacts are provided below to become involved with either group.

Northern Nevada

John Balentine, Washoe County Purchasing

Southern Nevada

Yolanda Jones, Clark County Purchasing

Cost Saving Tools for Counties
U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance