Membership Dues

Category Annual Rate
UK $105
UK with SOLACE $105
Canada $135
Canada with CAMA $135
High-income Countries $135
Middle and Low-income Countries $70
Local government intern $25
Full-time student $25
Student members of a student chapter Complimentary

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These featured benefits are included with an ICMA membership:

Products & Services Price
Receive unlimited 1-on-1 coaching with ICMA CoachConnect Included
Participate in member only online discussions with ICMA Connect Included
Receive a print and digital subscription to PM Magazine Included
Buy professional development courses in the ICMA University Discounted rate

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"Why ICMA? It’s an international world; international thinking is part of our job today. I belong to ICMA because it is the predominant local government organization in the world supported by an engaged membership and excellent administration. It is a great gathering place for city managers interested in lifelong learning and building our profession."

- Simon Farbrother, Alberta, Canada

"ICMA offers significant strategic value to Canadian CAOs and City Managers as a companion to our world class CAMA organization. The CAMA mission statement is to champion excellence in municipal administration through professional development, networking, and advocacy. There is a natural collaboration between CAMA and ICMA that has a mission to create excellence in local government. CAMA provides our members with a Canadian specific agenda tailored to our governance framework but augments this with rich content from ICMA to enable problem-solving, wayfinding and innovations from around the globe that we can use for our own community challenges."

- Tim Anderson, P.Eng., Chief Administrative Officer, Waterloo, Ontario

"Being an international member of ICMA has greatly improved my grasp of professional management issues. Seeing how colleagues in the U.S. and other countries work to improve community outcomes in their localities is a healthy corrective for me to devise local solutions to local problems and challenges.  In this way, internationalism is a counterbalance to the inevitable pressures for parochialism - even in London!"

-Barry J. Quirk, Chief Executive, London Borough of Lewisham

How to Join or Renew


Complete your online application to join ICMA. In most cases, your online membership application will be processed within moments so that you can begin enjoying member benefits immediately.

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By Mail

Processing of memberships by mail typically take up to two to three weeks to establish.

  1. Download the membership application (PDF)
  2. Mail application and check to:
    ICMA Membership
    P.O. Box 79403, Baltimore, MD 21279-0403

Do you have questions about membership with ICMA?

Call the ICMA Member Benefits & Services Team at 800-745-8780 or 202-962-3680 or email

Other membership information

  • Membership will not be established without dues payment in full.
  • All payments must be made in U.S. currency.
  • Purchase orders are not considered payment. ICMA recognizes that many employers require a signed purchase order to process payment. Send purchase orders to ICMA for signature.
  • Membership may not be transferred from one person to another. ICMA is a professional association and ICMA membership belongs to the individual, not the employer.
  • ICMA will not provide a dues refund if a member leaves current employment; membership travels with the individual to his or her next position.