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...

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It has put the ability to deliver essential services at risk. There are real solutions that will make the public sector more competitive.

Plus free hands-on workshops for you and your staff to prepare to take the next step in a large-scale solar project.

Err on the side of action, or risk your potential of what’s next.

Learn how residents are speaking about it – and how you should.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's work to eliminate unlawful employment discrimination.

A digital government presence is more important than ever. 

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It is with sadness that we report the loss of these ICMA members.

Awarded to an individual outside the local government management profession because of their distinguished public service and contributions to strengthening local government.

The Distinguished Service Award honors managers who’ve had stellar careers and have been retired for at least two years.

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

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

Apply by April 14, 2023.

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