Membership Monday

Weekly News for ICMA Leaders and Members

ARTICLE | Apr 15, 2019

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    2019 ICMA Call for Speakers Closes Friday

    The Call for Speakers for the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference is now open! The conference will take place October 20-23, 2019 in Nashville, TN. Speakers have the potential to contribute to the advancement of the local government management profession as well as introduce innovative ideas and practical strategies that leaders need in order to handle the challenges they are facing in their communities today.

    Find out more information about the application process and session topics that are being sought for the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference sessions. The deadline to submit a Call for Speakers applicationis April 19, 2019.


    Nominate a Peer for Honorary Membership

    We need your help in identifying advocates for the management profession. Do you know an individual outside of the profession that has helped improve local government and local government management? Consider nominating him or her for ICMA’s Honorary Membership Award.

    Honorary membership is awarded to an individual outside of the profession of local government because of his or her distinguished public service and contributions to the improvement and strengthening of the profession. A nomination can be made by any voting member of ICMA, and we encourage you to take a moment to identify a peer that has made a considerable contribution either to the improvement of local government and local government management, or to the public's knowledge and appreciation of well-managed local government.

    Recipients receive a complimentary lifetime ICMA membership and will be recognized during ICMA’s 105th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from October 20-23, 2019.

    The deadline to submit nominations is April 22, 2019.


    New Report on Leadership Before, During, and After a Crisis

    Crises can happen anytime, anywhere. Prepare your community for disaster with this new ICMA report which captures the ideas, feelings, and stories of the professional managers who were involved in different crises. By analyzing their leadership skills and techniques, professional managers can adopt promising practices in crisis leadership.

    Preparing for a disaster involves asking some important questions of yourself and your staff. We want to know how you plan for crisis in your community! Join our #WhenNotIf campaign on Twitter and start a conversation around crisis leadership.


    Does Your Personal Professional Development Plan Include an International Component? Consider the Tranter-Leong Fellowship

    ICMA offers the Tranter-Leong Fellowship, which gives members the opportunity to expand their international horizons while advancing ICMA’s commitment to “think globally, act locally.” Check the website for more information about the fellowship and the requirements to apply. Applications to applyare now open and will close on April 30, 2019.


    Does Your Community Have What it Takes to Make the ICMA 2020 Calendar?

    At ICMA, we love to celebrate our members and the strong communities they represent! What better way to showcase our worldwide thriving communities than through a calendar to ring in the next decade of local government?

    ICMA is accepting images of communities to be featured in the 2020 ICMA calendar. Members can submit images of their city or county to be featured in a colorful, 12-month calendar distributed at the 2019 ICMA Annual Conference. Deadline to submit your photo is June 21, 2019.


    2019 ICMA Coaching Series Free Webinars

    The 2019 series of six, 90-minute webinars will provide practical tools for effective coaching, mentoring, and problem solving. Sign up your entire team! Details and registration information online.

    Retooling Workplace Culture to Thrive in the 21st Century

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

    Encouraging Inclusive Communities

    Date: Wednesday, June 12, 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern

    Grappling with Gnarly Issues (Opioids, Homelessness, etc.): How Local Government Can Help

    Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern

    Promoting Trust in a Divisive World

    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern

    Having Difficult Conversations in Your Organization and Beyond

    Date: Thursday, November 14, 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern



    • April 19: ICMA Call for Speakers deadline
    • April 22: Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Membership Award nomination deadline
    • April 22-24: Utah City/County Management Association (UCMA), Spring Conference, St. George
    • April 24-26: Arkansas City Management Association (ACMA), Spring Conference, Hot Springs
    • April 30: Tranter-Leong Fellowship application deadline
    • April 30-May 3: Northwest Regional Managers Conference (NWRMC), Hood River, Oregon
    • May 1-3: Minnesota City/County Management Association (MCMA), Annual Conference, Nisswa
    • May 1-3: Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA), Spring Conference, Lake Ozark
    • May 8-10: ICMA Midwest Regional Conference, Evanston, IL


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