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Student Chapter Administration Resources

Getting Started

  • Student Chapter Agreement:  PDF
  • Sample Charter:  DOC
  • Join Instructions for ICMA Student Chapters:  PDF
  • Sample New Member Welcome Email:  DOC 
  • Recruitment Flyer:  PDF
  • Student Chapter Leadership Toolkit: PDF

Connecting and Growing

New: ICMA Student Leadership Network Series

Each academic year, ICMA hosts a virtual leadership series for student chapters leaders. Open to all student chapter members, this four-meeting series will help student chapter leaders develop skills for managing their chapters, including helping students make the most of their ICMA membership and understanding the importance of local government management. Sign up information is sent to student chapter presidents to distribute to their members. Questions? Email careers@icma.org.

Job Center and Career Resources

ICMA Job Center

Career Compass - Career advice column from Dr. Frank Benest, ICMA NextGen Liaison

Preparing for an Interview - Tips and advice from members to members

Networking Advice

Local Government 101 Prezi (for informing groups about the structure of local government; don't forget the companion guide also)

Management Assessment: This online assessment is designed to identify professional strengths and pinpoint opportunities for professional development. Check out the Student Guide to the Management Assessment!

Other ICMA Career Guides

Leading Ideas Videos

The ICMA Leading Ideas Series captures the insights of prominent authors and innovative thinkers on leadership and management topics. The emphasis is on how their creative ideas apply to local government leadership. The series is made possible with support from ICMA-RC.