For the duration of the fellowship, your mentor will serve as your primary point of contact and coach. This may include monthly Luncheons or weekly feedback sessions to ask questions and seek career advice.


Senior Advisors

Long serving and experienced city managers who are retired local government professionals with a wealth of experience and a commitment to the next gerneration. They offer coaching and advice for managers at any stage in thier career.


ICMA Coaching Program

  • Fellows will have access to the ICMA Coaching Program which provides coaching programs and resources to fellows interested in local government careers and provides access to their nationwide database of local government managers. This program will allow fellows to identify local government managers who have prior military service and who can provide a personal and professional perspective on transitioning from military service to local government management.



Fellows are expected to participate in several scheduled professional development calls with ICMA throughout their fellowship. Along with access to ICMA’s free coaching resources, fellows receive complimentary registration to the ICMA Annual Conference, and acess to the local government 101 certificate. They are also granted free access to ICMA’s Management Assessment and a free subscription to PM Magazine.



Fellows receive a complimentary 2-year membership to ICMA with access to all qualifying member benefits.

Veterans Who Currently Serve or Served as Local Government Managers (Mentors). 

Please contact these mentors if you have general questions regarding the profession of local government management or questions regarding transitioning into the profession from the military. 



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