Benefits of Becoming a Strategic Partner

A strategic partnership can help your organization build relationships with ICMA members and gain name recognition as a well-regarded provider of services and products.

The ICMA Strategic Partners Program offers four levels of involvement and price points to meet your organization’s goals as well as your budgetary, time, and other resource preferences. Here are some examples of the benefits offered at each partnership level. For full detail, you can download a PDF of Partner Benefits.

General Level: $5,000

The General level, with its cost-effective entry point, is a great fit for smaller organizations or companies that are interested in focusing their activities on the ICMA Annual Conference. The partnership includes two full registrations (valued at $1,000 each), networking opportunities exclusive to partners, preregistration lists, and onsite promotion as a partner. General level partners also have opportunities to submit content for ICMA webinars, blogs, and other communication channels. These and other benefits together are worth more than the partnership fee.

Executive Level: $10,000

The Executive level offers additional connection points and benefits. It is a good fit for larger organizations that want to be more involved with ICMA but don’t want to invest significant time or resources into a tailored program, project, or relationship. In addition to more networking opportunities, benefits include larger discounts on ICMA conference exhibit space and "Solutions Track" sessions. Organizations at this level also have the opportunity to participate with ICMA members and staff in exclusive updates on the issues and topics on the minds of local government leaders.

Presidential Level: $25,000+

The Presidential level includes a customized package tailored to the partner's needs as they intersect with the interests of ICMA. Presidential level partners receive all the benefits of the Executive level, plus additional opportunities to network with members and work with ICMA on special projects, content development, and more. Benefit packages may include a sponsored webinar package, white paper, and/or ICMA conference session; collaboration on a survey or other research; a customized advertising package; and negotiated royalty arrangements.

Premier Level: $300,000+

The Premier level is the highest partnership level offered by ICMA. It includes a non-compete clause as well as a customized package of offerings and deliverables designed by ICMA in collaboration with the partner. This level of partnership is perfect for organizations that want to work hand-in-hand with ICMA over the long term. It is a highly visible investment in ICMA's mission to support local government professionals as they work to improve their communities.

To discuss a specific benefits package for your organization, contact Jeremy Figoten,, 202-962-3646.


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