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Our Organization

The Illinois City / County Management Association (ILCMA) was founded in 1953 for the purpose of supporting and improving municipal and county management, and strengthening local government in Illinois.

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Types of Memberships

The ILCMA has four membership categories designed to provide membership opportunities for all those working for local government in Illinois:

Corporate (Voting) Members

City, village, and county administrators; assistant managers and administrative assistants; directors of councils of government and regional organizations; and others that assist the chief administrative officer including department heads; see membership application for calculation of membership fee


Retired corporate members; $40 membership fee

Non-Voting Memberships:

Cooperating Members

Employees of local governments and others interested in the field of municipal management; $65 membership fee

Student Members

Individuals studying for a career in public administration; $20 membership fee for students (free if you are an IAMMA Student Member)

Consulting Members

Employees of firms working with local government; $325

Affiliate Memberships – Use the ILCMA membership form to also join Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants, Metropolitan Managers Association, Downstate City/County Management Association, The Legacy Project, Southwestern Illinois City Management Association, and Illinois Association of County Administrators. 

> Get information on the membership types and fees for ILCMA’s affiliated groups.

Our Brochure

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