This page contains organized information on ICMA’s nominations and election of regional vice presidents and selection of the ICMA President. Use the drop-down feature below to access information on these topics. 

Applications and nominations for regional vice president candidates for the 2021 election closed on January 8, 2021.


Applications and nominations for regional vice president candidates for the 2021 election closed on January 8, 2021. The Nominations Process webpage provides information on the schedule, requirements to be considered for nomination, and the critical roles that the regional nominating committees, state/country associations, and affiliate organizations hold in selecting nominees for the election ballot. Every yearm, the nominations process for ICMA regional vice presidents formally launches after the annual conference for the following election year. 


The Nominations Process webpage is the best place to start for individuals interested in learning more about serving as a regional vice president on the ICMA Executive Board. Resources related to ICMA's nominations and elections: 

Campaign Guidelines

Declaration of Ideals

Envision ICMA: Strategic Plan

Expectations of Board Service

History of State/Country Rotations of Regional Vice Presidents by Region

ICMA Code of Ethics

ICMA Constitution

ICMA Executive Board Nominations and Election Guidelines

List of International Affiliates

Nominations and Election FAQ


Regional Nominating Agreements

State Leadership / Liaison Directory

Summary Chart of Eligible States/Countries By Region for 2021 Election Year


The Nominations Process webpage provides comprehensive information about serving as regional vice president on the ICMA Executive Board. The Nominations and Election FAQ is a compilation of questions ICMA receives.

Annual Election Results

Following the annual election, ballots are canvassed by a canvassing committee of three ICMA Corporate members. View the 2020 election results for regional vice presidents.

President Selection

Each year, the ICMA Executive Board calls for expressions of interest from eligible former regional vice presidents and then selects the next ICMA President. View the press release on ICMA's current 2020-2021 President and immediate Past-President. Access this article to learn more about the 2020-2021 ICMA President-Elect.


The 2021 annual online election ballot will open on May 11, 2021 through June 11, 2021 for Corporate members. Members eligible to vote will be emailed a direct link to the online election ballot on May 11, 2021 to the email address associated with their member profile. Please keep your contact information up-to-date with ICMA. The email will come from ICMA's online voting vendor, Association Voting, so be sure to check your spam filter.

The privilege of voting is limited to Corporate members. Article VIII. Section 1. of the ICMA Constitution (amended by the membership in February 2020) defines Corporate members:

a. Corporate Members are:

i. Full Members (including Life Members)

ii. Affiliate Members, currently serving in an appointed position in local government, who have a minimum of five years of service to a local government and five years of membership in ICMA

ICMA Governance Articles:

"Board service is an immense opportunity both personally and professionally. It is incredibly rewarding and humbling at the same time. It opens your eyes to the world and reinforces the immense value that public service brings." - Simon Farbrother, former ICMA President and former ICMA Regional Vice President, International Region


Contact Us

Candidates: If you have questions about the nominations process in one of the five U.S. regions, contact your state association or affiliate organization president, or your regional director. Use the State Leadership / Liaison Directory. International candidates, contact ICMA staff at

Regional Nominating Committee members: For the five U.S. regions, contact your regional director. Regional directors serve as the secretariats to the regional nominating committees. Use the State Leadership / Liaison Directory. For the International region, contact ICMA staff at

For general inquiries about the nominations or election process, contact ICMA staff at

For questions about membership status, contact ICMA staff at