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Equity and Inclusivity Resources and Videos

ICMA and our members are committed to ensuring that local governments and the association reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Ask a Manager

An ICMA Blog featuring content from a #localgov manager on a management topic/question submitted by blog readers. Get practical advice on issues that are most relevant to you.

Conference Scholarships

Applications for 2018 ICMA Conference scholarships will be accepted from March 22-May 14.<br>

It's Your Time to Make a Difference – Volunteer!

The 2018 call for volunteers is now open with opportunities to give back to the profession.

ICMA Job Center

Your one-stop shop for job searching and recruiting in professional local government.

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ICMA Code of Ethics

The principles outlined in the ICMA Code of Ethics and enforced by the Rules of Procedure govern the conduct of every member of ICMA.

ICMA Coaching Program: Thrive in Local Government

Coaching helps everyone benefit from sharing best practices and gaining perspectives from others with a fresh perspective.

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Take a few first steps to get started as you begin your journey with us.

Membership Levels


What role will you play in shaping the future of the local government profession? ICMA's NextUp initiative is a multifaceted approach to developing and growing the local government management profession, those who aspire to serve in leadership roles, and the organizations and communities they serve. NextUp promotes membership in ICMA, which provides access to important resources and a professional network that can help local government staff achieve their leadership goals. THE NextUp Initiative is for... Local government managers who know the ability to successfully lead their communities includes a strong organization supported by skilled and ethical staff members Local government staff who desire to develop their professional skills, excel within their organization and advance to local government leadership roles You Are NextUp. Get Started Below. Managers Staff    

Other Local Government Staff

ICMA offers affordable membership for entry-level, mid-management and department directors.

Professors and Students

ICMA offers an academic membership for students, full-time academics, and interns.

Membership Outside the United States

ICMA's services and resources provide a global context for over 400 members outside the United States representing over 30 countries.


Spotlight on Members

ICMA is proud to have a membership base of over 10,000+ local government management professionals.

Who's Who

Reach out to a new member in your area, get up-to-date contact information or find members by jurisdiction.


Groups provide local government professionals the opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss a shared interest, or collaborate on a project.

States and Affiliates: Emergency Response Guidance

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Emergency and Disaster Resources

Resources for short and long term emergency management can be located within this ICMA Smart Search.

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Emergencies & Disasters
6 Stories of Recovery and Resilience

From Life, Well Run comes six stories of managers bringing their communities through disasters to a more sustainable future.

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Emergencies & Disasters
Texas Managers: Stories of Harvey Recovery in Process

ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director Karen Daly has collected accounts from several managers, most of whom are still grappling with the long-term recovery process.

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ICMA provides members with valued benefits that help them advance their careers and meet the challenges inherent in leading today's towns, cities and counties.

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