What is ICMA?
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) aims to advance professionals in local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics.
ICMA connects local government professionals around the world, advances good governance by supporting and advocating for communities, and represents local government concerns in the public policy arena.
The UMass Amherst ICMA Student Chapter strives to integrate chapter members into the local government management profession by providing resources, introducing connections, and encouraging skill development essential to a career in public administration and policy.
Benefits of Membership:
The chapter helps students of all levels become involved in local public administration, from learning about career options to opportunities to connect with professionals in the field. Student members receive an ICMA membership at no cost, complimentary registration to the ICMA Annual Conference, and access to all members-only content at icma.org. Our chapter also hosts webinars, events, and other professional opportunities in an effort to provide members with key resources and tools.
Qualification for Membership:
Membership is open to all graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. No dues are required. The chapter is hosted by the School of Public Policy.
Commitment to the Chapter:
Our chapter meets every four to six weeks. Members are not required to attend every meeting but must participate in the majority of meetings. We also hold at least three events per semester.
President: Benjamin Gross, SPP MPPA Student
Chapter Advisor: Marcie Muehlke, Assistant Director for Career Services, School of Public Policy
Professional Mentor: Brianna Sunryd, Communications Manager, Town of Amherst, SPP Class of 2020