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ICMA Local Government Research Fellows

ICMA Local Government Research Fellows are thought leaders recognized for outstanding action-oriented research approaches to deal with local governments’ most pressing issues.


Books in Print

Nine print publications that advance the profession and highlight proven practices in local government.

ICMA E-Newsletters

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PM Magazine

PM Magazine, August 2020

A Focus on Gnarly Issues

About Public Management (PM) Magazine

Public Management (PM) is the award-winning flagship magazine of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.


Survey Research Overview

ICMA conducts surveys on local government practices and policies independently and with partners.

Research Reports and Publications

ICMA publishes the results of surveys and other research projects that we undertake independently and in partnership with others.

ICMA Survey Research Datasets

Results from select ICMA surveys are available for purchase by researchers and others interested in local government programs and practices.

National Research Center at Polco

National Research Center (NRC) at Polco is ICMA’s preferred provider of community engagement surveys.