About the ICMA Annual Conference

For local government management professionals charged with improving the lives of residents.

The largest event dedicated to local government management professionals.

The ICMA Annual Conference offers educational, information-sharing and networking tools to ensure professionals of all backgrounds and career stages are plugged into the most innovative ideas and practical strategies needed to manage the challenges facing local governments.

With three and a half days of learning, inspiration, and connection, attendees are equipped with the tools and support they need to make their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

Who Attends

You’ll connect with attendees from cities, towns, and counties – big and small – from around the world. All are fulfilling their commitment to career-long learning. All are learning new ways to best manage the daily responsibilities of their community. And all are practitioners like you!

ICMA Annual Conference attendees represent all levels of local government, with such titles as: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Assistant CAO, Mid-Level Manager/Analyst, Department Head, Assistant to the CAO, MPA Student, County Manager, Fellow/Intern, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Administrative Services, Director of Planning, to name a few!

What Attendees Say

"I think that ICMA is beneficial whether you are an emerging leader, or seasoned professional. It’s always important to learn and grow. Things change so quickly in our rapidly local government world and managers have to be prepared and up to date." - Sandra Brookley Zadell, Chalfont Borough Manager, Chalfont, PA

"The opportunity to renew professional relationships provides encouragement for me to return home to try and move the needle for my community. Attending is a time and money investment that yields a great return.” - Milton Dohoney, Assistant City Manager, City of Phoenix, AZ

"From the mobile tours, to the ICMA University workshops, to breakout and general sessions, there is something for everyone. The Annual Conference also provides you with an opportunity to connect with managers across the States and even internationally!" - Shaunna Johnson, City Administrator, City of Waite Park, MN

"This by itself is an amazing opportunity for each attendee and their community. The keynote speakers, the workshops, the Idea Exchange by NACA, the opportunity to learn and to talk with colleagues about what they are doing makes each conference more than worth the investment.” - Peter J. Crichton, MPA, City Manager, City of Auburn, ME