ICMA - International City/County Management Association

ICMA - International City/County Management Association ICMA develops tools and resources that advance professional local government management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide.
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Founded in 1914, ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization. In addition to supporting its over 12,000 members, ICMA provides publications, data, information, technical assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.

Mission: ICMA's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.

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Applications are now open for ICMA Certificates in Performance Management. Get recognized for your efforts on data-informed decision-making and public reporting, or see how you can learn from the leading practices of your peers. Learn more and apply :https://bit.ly/3apWXNs

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Call for Presentations: 2021 ICMA Regional Conferences

Have you submitted your proposal to the #CallforPresentations for the 2021 ICMA Regional Conferences? Your ideas and innovative approaches are vital to overcoming current challenges faced in our organizations and communities. Submit by December 14, 2020. https://bit.ly/3qqRtYp

Share your knowledge, strategies, and stories to enable local government professionals to better address the challenges they face in 2021 and beyond.

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In this new report from our Leading Edge Research Series, ICMA Research Fellow Dr. Benoy Jacob examines how American loc...
12/04/2020

In this new report from our Leading Edge Research Series, ICMA Research Fellow Dr. Benoy Jacob examines how American local governments—cities and counties—are actively addressing social and racial inequity in their communities. Download report here: ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Ib05Ba

Take your organization's customer service approach to a new level. Join our #webinar on Dec. 16 with City of Pismo Beach...
12/03/2020
Here to Help: Improving Your Government's Customer Service

Take your organization's customer service approach to a new level. Join our #webinar on Dec. 16 with City of Pismo Beach City Manager James Lewis where you'll discuss a holistic strategy to enhance the customer experience.

Register: ➡️ https://bit.ly/3lyUC4w
$50 off with code PSAD2020

Join a panel of ICMA members as they explore internal steps your jurisdiction can take to enhance the customer experience.

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ICMA’s vision is to be the leading association of local government professionals dedicated to creating and supporting thriving communities throughout the world. We do this by working with our more than 12,000 members to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices in order to improve the lives of residents. ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world.

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