Our professional standards strengthen local government.
At the very core of ICMA is the mission to promote an ethical culture in local government.
Frameable - ICMA Code of Ethics - April 2023
Membership approves revisions to Tenets 1, 4, 9, and 11 of the ICMA Code of Ethics.
All ICMA Members agree to abide by the ICMA Code of Ethics.
This is the revised ICMA Code of Ethics as of April 2023.
Practical advice for you and your staff
For nearly 100 years, the ICMA Code of Ethics has been a beacon for us in public service.
Ensuring accountability in government, developing meaningful attachments through civil society, and investing in the success of the community are actions incumbent upon all of us.