About ICMA

The world’s leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments.

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. We understand that confronting your greatest challenges, including changes in the workforce, advances in technology, ethical and leadership dilemmas, and staff learning needs, is no small task for you as a local government leader. When you and your community need innovative ideas and practical strategies for managing your local government in today’s complex environment, ICMA is here to support you.

How ICMA Can Help

ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to over 12,000 city, town, and county managers, their staffs, and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.

ICMA offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. It also performs mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and Internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

Meet Our Members

ICMA’s members are the professional city, town, and county managers who are appointed by elected officials to oversee the day-to-day operation of our communities. The association promotes and embraces diversity among its members, including a governing board that reflects ICMA’s membership and the communities served.

Join ICMA

Whether you are a CAO or staff professional, work for a small or large local government, or provide products and services to the local government sector–there’s a membership for you! Learn more about the benefits of making the commitment to your profession and your career, and join today!