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October 2020

Make It Stop! – Virtual ILCMA Professional Development Event

October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From COVID to Recession to protests to the Election - How does the Public Manager Cope?   2020 has presented several complex and unexpected challenges, from the pandemic and polarized politics to fiscal uncertainty and waning employee morale, each adding new layers to the Public Manager's already weighty responsibilities. All of this makes the experience and expertise of Organizational Psychiatrists Drs. David and Daven Morrison more critical than ever. Please join them to hear how the Public Manager can navigate…

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November 2020

Metro Managers & IAMMA Virtual Happy Hour

November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Unwind, socialize, and learn about a great cause. For 30 years SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ foster children and families. They will be our partner for the 2020 Holiday Giving Program.   Click here for more information

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IAMMA presents a Social Media Workshop: The First Amendment and Local Government Employees

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How do the First Amendment and other laws apply to local government employees on social media? Find out at the IAMMA Social Media Workshop proudly presented by Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast! Attorneys Matt DiCianni and Dan Bolin will discuss what agencies can and cannot do regarding their employees’ personal social media use, as well as the importance of developing and implementing a social media policy. All participants can email questions at and join us over zoom for an…

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The ILCMA Professional Development Committee & Metro Managers Present Allyship in the Face of Hate: Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents

November 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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December 2020

Idea Exchange

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Idea Exchange The ILCMA Idea Exchange will be a quarterly opportunity for professionals at all stages of their career to network, exchange ideas and learn from your peer’s successes and mistakes. These hour-long sessions are designed to be informal, but each event in the series will start with a seasonal topic relevant to the profession. For our inaugural event, we are pleased to present ILCMA Idea Exchange: Employee Relations with a Virtual Workforce. All of our workforces have…

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IAMMA Holiday Mug Exchange

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

The IAMMA 2020 Holiday Mug Exchange will function similarly to a Secret Santa, the only difference being that the gifts exchanged are solely mugs. Individuals who choose to sign-up will be responsible for mailing their designated recipient a mug by Dec. 22, and they too would receive a mug from another participant—“give a mug, get a mug”.  The registration deadline is noon on 12/11/20. Participants are encouraged to share photos of their mugs with the Comms. Committee, in which the Committee will…

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Communication Conundrums

December 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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January 2021

Annual IAMMA Professional Development Seminar

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on January 19th, 2021 at 10:00 AM (cst) to hear and learn from diversity, equity, and inclusion advocates and experts discuss what local governments are doing to develop DE&I programs for their organizations. Get tips on community partnerships, toolkits and how you can be prepared when your City Manager asks you to "look into this and get back to me!"     Click here for registration information

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Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector

January 21 - January 22

The Illinois City/County Management Association, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies invite you to the: 11th Annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that Will Impact the Public Sector a VIRTUAL EVENT, Thursday, January 21 & Friday, January 22, 2021 Thursday, January 21, 2021 Schedule 12:45 p.m. Welcome and Introductions 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Economic & Industry Perspectives Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Real Estate…

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IAMMA January Regional Luncheons

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join fellow Assistants, Managers, Analysts and Interns in your region for a FREE virtual luncheon to discuss local issues affecting your area. Downstate/Non-Metro North Suburbs South Suburbs Western Suburbs Click here to register

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