International City/County Management Association is the premier organization of local government professionals worldwide. Our 13,000+ members serve and improve lives for communities, from small towns with populations of a few hundred, to metropolitan areas with populations of millions.

ICMA offers professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to create excellence in local governance and fostering professional local government management worldwide.

Find a membership category that fits you

Whether you are a chief administrative officer or entry-level staff–there’s a membership for you!


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Category Price Member Type
Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) & Assistant Chief Administrative Officers (ACAO) » Up to $1,400 Full
Local Government Staff » Up to $200 Affiliate
Professors » $165 Affiliate
Students and Interns » $25 Affiliate
Retired $50 Affiliate
Life Members Free Affiliate
(Elected Officials, private sector, nonprofit, federal and state employees)
$200 Affiliate
Outside of the U.S. » Varies Affiliate

Full members have the following featuerd benefits

Products & Services Price

The ability to vote on:

  • Elections to the ICMA Executive Board
  • Updates to the ICMA Constitution
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

Full and Affiliate 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
Receive ethics advice about the ICMA Code of Ethics 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 Conferences Discounted rate

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

Re-join ICMA

If your membership lapsed and you wish to be re-join, call the ICMA Member Benefits & Services Team at 800-745-8780 or 202-962-3680.


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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