In addition to being part of the premier organization of local government professionals worldwide, membership with ICMA provides you with rights and privileges and access to information to support you as a professional, the communities you serve, and the profession you value.
CAOs & ACAOs have the following featured benefits:
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Full members and Affiliate members with 5 years local government experience and 5 years of ICMA membership, may vote on:
|Participate in the Voluntary Credentialing Program, a self-directed program where ICMA members may earn the designation of ICMA Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) granted by the ICMA Executive Board.||Eligible to apply|
|Receive personal and financial support with the Members in Transition program if you have been fired, forced to resign or otherwise involuntarily separated||Included|
|Receive personal and professional wellness support with the Equilibrium Program||Included|
All members share the following core benefits:
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|Receive unlimited 1-on-1 coaching with ICMA CoachConnect||Included|
|Participate in member only online discussions with ICMA Connect||Included|
|Receive professional advice with the Senior Advisor Program||Included|
|Receive a print and digital subscription to PM Magazine||Included|
|Access the Leading Ideas Series and other premium web content||Included|
|Pledge to uphold the ICMA Code of Ethics and receive ethics advice||Included|
|Receive support for the Council Manager/Form of Government||Included|
|Participate in the ICMA Awards Program||Included|
|Volunteer in ICMA committees and task forces||Included|
|Enroll in the Equity Officer Institute||Included|
|Enroll in the Leadership Institute on Race, Equity, and Inclusion||Included|
|Enroll your domestic partner in a scholarship to attend the ICMA Annual conference with the Member Partners Program||Included|
|Attendance to the ICMA Annual Conference & Regional Conference||Discounted rate|
Leadership programs such as:
|Buy professional development courses in the ICMA University||Discounted rate|
|Buy publications in the ICMA Bookstore||Discounted rate|
|Buy job ads in the ICMA Job Center||Discounted rate|
How to Join or Renew
Complete your online application to join ICMA. In most cases, your online membership application will be processed within moments so that you can begin enjoying member benefits immediately.
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Processing of memberships by mail typically take up to two to three weeks to establish.
- Downloadable the membership application (PDF)
- Mail application and check to:
P.O. Box 79403, Baltimore, MD 21279-0403
Do you have questions about membership with ICMA?
Other membership information
- Membership will not be established without dues payment in full.
- All payments must be made in U.S. currency.
- Purchase orders are not considered payment. ICMA recognizes that many employers require a signed purchase order to process payment. Send purchase orders to ICMA for signature.
- Membership may not be transferred from one person to another. ICMA is a professional association and ICMA membership belongs to the individual, not the employer.
- ICMA will not provide a dues refund if a member leaves current employment; membership travels with the individual to his or her next position.