The magazine's editorial purpose is aligned with ICMA's mission, which is to create excellence in local government by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide. Each issue contains feature and department articles that focus on local government operations from the real perspective of the chief administrators and other management practitioners.
Editorial content is recommended, written, and often reviewed by local government managers. Articles are written by experts in the field, experienced local government professionals, and observers who have firsthand knowledge of the topic they are writing about.
The online version has the same editorial focus and posts articles found in the print issue, except when permission to reprint articles online is not received from article sources. An online PM+ section includes articles that are not published in the print magazine.
PM is free for ICMA members. Click here to become a member. Nonmembers may subscribe to the magazine. A one-year, 11-issue, print, and domestic subscription is $50 and an international subscription is $155 per year, which includes access to PM online. A one-year, online only subscription is $40 per year.