International City/County Management Association

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) develops and advances professional local government management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide.

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It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Background / History: This organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
  • Governance: ICMA advances good governance by bringing its professional management voice into national policy discussions.
  • Legal Issues: This organization identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities.
  • Quality Improvement: This organization offers to its members a core set of well-defined and comparable measures on a dynamic, world-class performance management and analytics platform, that communities can use to easily collect, clean, report, benchmark and analyze their data.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: ICMA identifies concerns of immediate importance to local governments and conducts surveys to provide useful data, information and expert analysis to local decision makers.