For more than a century, ICMA has been the leading voice on the public administration of local government

Through seismic societal shifts, technological advancements, and changing political tides, ICMA has proven to be a stabilizing force advocating for effective, efficient, and equitable management in local government. Today, the growing complexities faced at the local level require ingenuity and leadership. And so, ICMA is calling upon all professional public administrators to join us as we reimagine local government to better serve our communities.

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ICMA will host a series of events in 2023 to help public administrators innovate and adapt their leadership practices, management strategies, and operations in the name of more resilient and equitable outcomes for their work and their communities. Collectively called the Local Government Reimagined Conferences (formerly the ICMA Regional Conferences), each event will have a unique theme and focus.

Oklahoma City, OK

The Call of Public Service

February 22-24, 2023

This conference is centered upon the ways in which local government might attract highly qualified individuals to pursue a career in local government.

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Burlington, VT

Innovations in Program & Service Delivery

April 12-14, 2023

This conference engages innovative thought leaders to identify new trends and opportunities to better deliver programs and services to the people.

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Louisville, KY

Public Engagement, Political Discourse & Local Democracy

May 10-12, 2023

This conference considers the ways in which public discourse shapes our communities and positions the value of professional administration within today’s hyper-partisan political environments.

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Long Beach, CA

Placemaking at the Local Level: Livable Communities, Thriving Economies

June 7-9, 2023

This conference investigates how local governments enhance the quality of life in their communities by addressing critical issues such as climate change, housing, aging infrastructure, and economic development.

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