International City/County Management Association

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The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) was founded in 1914, and its primary goal is “to create excellence in local government by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide.” ICMA is both a professional and educational organization with membership coming primarily from chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, and counties. ICMA maintains an extensive publications program in which it explores both traditional management issues and what might be considered “hot topics” for its members, who now total more than 8,000. In addition to its publications services, ICMA hosts an annual conference for its members where they can “network” with each other and explore topics of interest to local government.

David R. Connelly

Last updated: 2006

SEE ALSO: County Government; Local Government; Public Officials’ Associations