PM is the award-winning magazine of ICMA (International City/County Management Association), the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world.
PM’s mission is to inspire innovation, inform decision making, connect leading-edge thinking to everyday challenges, and serve ICMA members and local governments worldwide in the pursuit of excellence in local governance.
The management decisions made by ICMA’s more than 11,300 members in the United States and around the world, affect millions of individuals in thousands of communities across the country—from small towns with populations of a few hundred to metropolitan areas serving several million.
PM readers are among the decision makers involved in the purchasing process: 86% establish the budget; 80% authorize and approve purchases; and 60% recommend and select specific products and services.
You can reach these decision makers through PM, the trusted source of reliable guidance and information for more than 90 years.
- PM’s circulation of more than 9,000 (print) and 15,000 (e-newsletter) includes ICMA members, nonmember subscribers, and bonus distribution at major events for local government professionals
- PM Online received more than 9,000 page views each month (Google Analytics March 2017)
ICMA Members Are the Top Decision Makers
Nearly 58% of U.S. local government members hold the top job of chief administrative officer—city manager and county administrator. Nearly 24% are in upper management—department head and assistant CAO.
PM Readers Have Huge Buying Power
The average total operating budget for a local government is $26.8 million, and the average cost of products puirchased in a year is $5.1 million.
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