Featured Events

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Assistants Exchange

Don’t miss this pre-conference event, where you'll learn how other communities deliver services, engage residents, and plan for the future.

2019 Annual Conference

The ICMA Annual Conference is the largest annual event in the world for local government managers and staff.

The Road to Leadership: Don’t Just Survive – Thrive!

One day workshop for women and people who support women in local government. Presented by ICMA and the League of Women in Government. Everyone is welcome!

Featured Resources

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Equity & Inclusion Topic Area

ICMA strives to ensure that our members and the overall profession reflects the diversity of the people we serve.

ICMA Coaching Program: Thrive in Local Government

Coaching helps everyone benefit from sharing best practices and gaining perspectives from others with a fresh perspective.

ICMA Job Center

Job seekers and employers: Meet Your Match at the ICMA Job Center

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The Latest ICMA Podcasts & Videos

Providing personal stories and insight from local government professionals and their communities.

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Join ICMA's New Online Member Community -- ICMA Connect!

Join ICMA Connect - the official online community for members of ICMA to connect, engage and grow.

Featured Benefits

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ICMA Code of Ethics

The principles outlined in the ICMA Code of Ethics and enforced by the Rules of Procedure govern the conduct of every member of ICMA.

Members in Transition

ICMA provides personal and financial support for members who have been fired, forced to resign or otherwise involuntarily separated.

Encore Manager / Senior Manager Resources

An initial list of resources for managers considering their next life phase.

Voluntary Credentialing Program

ICMA's Voluntary Credentialing Program recognizes professional local government managers and promotes lifelong learning.

Get Started!

Take a few first steps to get started as you begin your journey with us.

Membership Levels


What role will you play in shaping the future of the local government profession?ICMA's NextUp initiative is a multifaceted approach to developing and growing the local government management profession, those who aspire to serve in leadership roles, and the organizations and communities they serve. NextUp promotes membership in ICMA, which provides access to important resources and a professional network that can help local government staff achieve their leadership goals.THE NextUp Initiative is for...Local government managers who know the ability to successfully lead their communities includes a strong organization supported by skilled and ethical staff membersLocal government staff who desire to develop their professional skills, excel within their organization and advance to local government leadership rolesYou Are NextUp. Get Started Below.ManagersStaff  

Other Local Government Staff

ICMA offers affordable membership for entry-level, mid-management and department directors.

Professors and Students

ICMA offers an academic membership for students, full-time academics, and interns.

Membership Outside the United States

ICMA's services and resources provide a global context for over 400 members outside the United States representing over 30 countries.


Spotlight on Members

ICMA is proud to have a membership base of over 10,000+ local government management professionals.

Who's Who

Reach out to a new member in your area, get up-to-date contact information or find members by jurisdiction.


Groups provide local government professionals the opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss a shared interest, or collaborate on a project.

States and Affiliates: Emergency Response Guidance

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Emergency and Disaster Resources

Resources for short and long term emergency management can be located within this ICMA Smart Search.

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6 Stories of Recovery and Resilience

From Life, Well Run comes six stories of managers bringing their communities through disasters to a more sustainable future.

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Texas Managers: Stories of Harvey Recovery in Process

ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director Karen Daly has collected accounts from several managers, most of whom are still grappling with the long-term recovery process.

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