Category Price per year Member Type
Professors $165 Affiliate
Students and Interns $25 Affiliate

If you are a member of an ICMA student chapter, then you may receive a free one year membership to ICMA. Individuals who work full-time for a local government, non-profit, or the private sector are not eligible for student membership.

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Member benefits for Professors, Students and Interns

The following products and services are included in your ICMA membership.

Products & Services Price
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
Volunteer in ICMA committees and task forces Included
Attendance to the ICMA Annual Conference & Regional Conferences Included for Students only
Discounted rate for Professors
Enroll your domestic partner in a scholarship to attend the ICMA Annual conference with the Member Partners Program Included
Apply for the Local Government Management Fellowship Included for Students only
Participate in the ICMA Awards Program Included for Professors only

Leadership programs such as:

Discounted rate
Buy professional development courses in the ICMA University Online Classroom Discounted rate
Buy publications in the ICMA Bookstore Discounted rate
Buy job ads in the ICMA Job Center Discounted rate

Become a member of ICMA

Pay by credit card

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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Pay by check or purchase order

Processing of memberships by check or purchase order typically take up to two to three weeks to establish.

  1. Downloadable the membership application (PDF)
  2. Mail application and payment to:
    ICMA Membership
    P.O. Box 79403, Baltimore, MD 21279-0403

Do you have questions about membership with ICMA?

Call the ICMA Member Benefits & Services Team at 800-745-8780 or 202-962-3680 or email

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