ICMA Executive Board

The 21-member Executive Board oversees the business of ICMA. The Board also enforces the ICMA's Code of Ethics.

ICMA Executive Board Roster

ICMA's 2018-19 Executive Board includes:

First Row (left to right): Michael Land, City Manager, Coppell, Texas (Mountain Plains region); Matthew Hart, Town Manager, West Hartford, Connecticut (Northeast region); Edward R. Driggers, City Administrator, Greer, South Carolina (Southeast region); Edward Shikada, City Manager, Palo Alto, California (West Coast region); Stephanie J. Mason, Township Manager, Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Northeast region); Karen Pinkos, City Manager, El Cerrito, California (President); David Johnstone, Retired City Manager, Montreal, Quebec (Past President); Jane Brautigam, City Manager, Boulder, Colorado (President-Elect); Sue Bidrose, Chief Executive Officer, Dunedin City Council, New Zealand (International region); Martha Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, Metro Council, Portland, Oregon (West Coast region); Heather Geyer, City Manager, Northglenn, Colorado (Mountain Plains region) 

Second Row (left to right):  Frans G. Mencke, City Manager, Hoorn, Netherlands (International region); Marc Ott, ICMA Executive Director; Tim Anderson, Chief Administrative Officer, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (International region); Patrick Klein, Director of Aviation, Kansas City, Missouri (Midwest region); W. Lane Bailey, City Manager, Salisbury, North Carolina (Southeast region); Laura Fitzpatrick, Assistant City Manager, Chesapeake, Virginia (Southeast region); Wally Bobkiewicz, City Manager, Evanston, Illinois (Midwest region); Clint Gridley, City Administrator, Woodbury, Minnesota (Midwest region); Christopher Coleman, Assistant City Manager, Needham, Massachusets (Northeast region); James Jayne, County Manager, Coconino County, Arizona (Mountain Plains region); Maria Hurtado, Assistant City Manager, Hayward, California (West Coast region)


2018-19 Executive Board Meeting Schedule

November 29-December 2, 2018: Detroit, Michigan

February 7-10, 2019: Long Beach, California

June 6-9, 2019: Washington, DC area (exact location TBD)

October 18-19, 2019: Nashville, Tennessee (in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference)


How the ICMA Executive Board Functions

ICMA’s 21-member Executive Board acts in the capacity of directors, overseeing the organization’s financial, member-related, and programmatic affairs and selecting the ICMA president. The Board also enforces the organization’s Code of Ethics, which governs the professional and personal conduct of the membership. Board members attend four Board meetings annually.

The ICMA Executive Board is made up of the president, president-elect, past president, and 18 vice presidents. Three vice presidents are from each of the organization’s five U.S. regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Mountain Plains, and West Coast), and three are from countries outside the U.S.

Presidential Selection 

The ICMA Executive Board selects the president-elect each year, usually in June, from among eligible former regional vice presidents. To be eligible to serve as president-elect, one must be a former ICMA vice president who has been off the executive board for a minimum of one year and is currently working for a local government.

Nomination of Regional Vice Presidents

The nominations process for ICMA regional vice presidents formally launches every September for elections and induction the following year. To learn more about the process and how to submit your name for consideration to your Regional Nominating Committee, click here

Minutes and Highlights

Board minutes and highlights are published in the ICMA member newsletter. If you would like access to a past agendas, minutes, or meeting materials please contact asnowden@icma.org.