The League of Women in Government serves as the umbrella organization to support local and...

To help women succeed in public service by enhancing career-building models that develop...

Legacy Project

Helping women succeed in public service.

16/50 Project

Empowering Women to Lead Local Government

An overview of women members of ICMA.

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Since 1974, with the first Task Force on Women in the Profession, ICMA


On International Women's Day, ICMA and the League of Women in Government hosted...

Opportunities for any employee to serve as a leader

Learn how to use racial equity tools to evaluate your organization's equity and inclusion efforts.

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Join us at ICMA’s inaugural Equity Summit, Moving the Needle, a virtual learning event focused on advancing racial equity in local government. 

ICMA 2021 conference

Scheduled for October 3-6, 2021 in Portland, Oregon and Digital


A PM Special Supplement exploring what it means to be a woman in local government today

Firefighter Sandy Dostal, Excelsior Councilmember Lou Dierking, Tonka Bay City Administrator Kathy Laur, and Fire Marshal Kellie Murphy-Ringate

A city administrator with a burning desire to experience the world of firefighting

A feature of the PM special supplement, "Women Influencing Local Government," in honor of

An in-depth look at ways to increase the number of women in local government executive

A feature of the PM special supplement, "Women Influencing Local Government," in honor of


Professional Growth at Every Career Stage

Learn as a Mentee, Be a Mentor, and Pay It Forward

Hear how six female managers are earning the respect of their peers and breaking down...

Blog Posts

Using data to uncover disparities and advance inclusive growth can help your organization reach all new heights and your community achieve a more equitable distribution of well-being.

How Goodyear, Arizona, implemented and communicated a core-value program that increased employee satisfaction.

What can local government do about encampments?

This case will set legal rules for local government regulation of guns outside the home.

Ideas on how to build a life beyond the superficial things and focus on the state of your well-being through resilience.

The Supreme Court's decision will impact how the federal government may regulate power plants to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Congratulations to local government professionals who are newly joined, transfers in status (membership upgrades), and reinstatements as full ICMA members.

Congratulations to these recently retired ICMA members who have been granted Life membership.

Congratulations to the following ICMA members on their recent local government appointments.

ICMA recognizes communities for their commitment to the principles of performance management.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key considerations in the recruitment and retention of a talented and effective workforce that reflects the community it serves.

Bill pending in the House (S3011, passed by consent in the Senate), would give local governments greater flexibility and clarity on eligible uses of ARPA funds, including disaster recovery expenses

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