Partners’ Program

Partners can build new connections and continued friendships, too!

ICMA’s Partners’ Program recognizes the significant role that the partner and family play in the success of a local government professional’s career.

In addition to the events described below, partner conference registration includes a ticket to the Sunday Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, attendance at any of the general educational and keynote sessions, and access to the exhibit hall.

Partners’ Conference Assistance Program

If your partner has never attended an ICMA Annual Conference but would like to attend this year, encourage him or her to contact the Partners’ Conference Assistance program. ICMA is accepting applications for this year’s program, which provides the partner of an ICMA member with a scholarship and complimentary conference registration. Only partners who have never attended the Annual Conference are eligible. The partner must complete the Partners’ Conference Assistance Program application, located online at, by August 23, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by September 13, 2019.

Partners’ Brunch and Educational Session | Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This session is free but requires preregistration.

Engage with other partners while enjoying a complimentary brunch and listening to an inspirational speaker. This session is a perfect opportunity to learn new information, share your experiences, and meet new friends or reconnect with familiar faces!

Partners’ Hot Topics Roundtable and Service Project | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This activity is free but requires preregistration.

Socialize, network, and engage in roundtable discussions of issues facing partners and families of local government managers. This is an excellent opportunity to share insights and learn from and network with your peers. Partners will be invited to volunteer on an annual service project. Light refreshments provided. Open to all registered partners.