Please refer to the ICMA Senior Advisors Program Manual, which includes information relating to the duties of Senior Advisors, program guidelines and tips, as well as background information regarding key ICMA initiatives and programs. The Senior Advisor program will continue to be reevaluated and refined so that it is as effective as possible in serving the profession throughout the country. 

Whether you’re interested in information on implementing a program or just verifying program guidelines, this manual provides structure for programs nationwide while allowing for the individual needs of different states. This manual includes:

Introduction to the ICMA Senior Advisor Program

Senior Advisor Program Guidelines
A. Purpose of the Senior Advisor Program
B. Guidelines for Senior Advisors
C. Guidelines for ICMA
D. Guidelines for State Sponsors
E. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
F. Assistance to Local Governments in Recruitment of a Manager/Administrator

Appendix A: Recommended State Sponsor Senior Advisor Program Policy

Appendix B: Sample ICMA/State Sponsor Agreement

Appendix C: Performance Review Process

Appendix D: Activity and Expense Reports

Appendix E: Tips for State Sponsors in Initiating a Program

Appendix F: Tips for Senior Advisors

Appendix G: Key ICMA Initiatives and Programs

Appendix H: Ordering Business Cards

You can navigate the manual by scrolling down or, to access information quickly, go to the Table of Contents and click on your subject of interest to be taken directly to that page.

Thanks to each of you for your continuing service to your fellow local government professionals.  Your dedication truly makes a difference to ICMA’s members!