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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. 


The call for nominations and applications for regional vice president candidates for the 2022 election will open on October 26, 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 year, 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. Additional 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 2022 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

ICMA’s 2021 Annual Election Ballot closed on June 11, 2021. Following the annual election, ballots were canvassed and certified by a canvassing committee of three ICMA Corporate members on June 17, 2021.

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.

  • Access this article to learn more about the 2021-2022 ICMA President, Troy Brown
  • Access this article to learn more about the 2021-2022 ICMA President-Elect, Jeff Towery

 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-Related 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