The Illinois City/County Management Association is affiliated with the International City/ County Management Association (ICMA). The Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA), the Metropolitan Managers Association (METRO), the Downstate Management Association (DOWNSTATE), Southwest Illinois City Management Association (SWICMA), the Illinois Association of County Administrators (IACA), and the Legacy Project are all affiliates of the Illinois City/County Management Association. Each affiliated organization meets on a regular schedule to provide current information and training on topics relating to local government management.
The Illinois City/County Management Association publishes a monthly newsletter, City/County Management in Illinois, and the annual directory Who’s Who in Illinois City/ County Management. The newsletter provides a vehicle for information exchange among the members on topics of general interest. It also serves as a forum for advertising available positions in the field and for informing members of relevant upcoming events throughout the state. The directory serves as the personal and professional “yellow pages” for the Association. The Association also produces various publications and guides which can be found at www.ilcma.org.
ILCMA Community Resource Network is an exclusive web portal for ILCMA and affiliate association members. It is used for knowledge and information sharing. this system allows ILCMA members to ask questions and get responses from colleagues across the state of Illinois. ILCMA Community provides the following features:
- Displays the most current 10 questions
- Search question and answer history
- Build a personalized profile
- Opt in/out of categories and tailor options for receiving information
- Capture, store, sort and view all current and archived information
The “ILCMA Mentorship Program” provides an opportunity for aspiring managers to gain advice and insights from senior local government executives who provide volunteer support. It’s open-ended and informal. A “Statement of Mutual Understanding” is agreed upon by both mentor and mentee. This helps to define the relationship and ensure a rewarding experience for both parties. Visit the ILCMA website at www.ilcma.org for complete information.
Each year, Association members are invited to attend two conferences to discuss current practices in local government and attend training sessions to develop managerial skills. The summer conference encourages family participation and the winter conference focuses primarily on the “nuts and bolts” of local government management.
Senior Advisor Program
The Senior Advisor Program is designed to help address the personal and professional needs of individual members. Senior Advisors are retired managers/administrators who are available to lend a confidential ear to members as they discuss issues of concern. In addition, Senior Advisors are available to answer questions from municipal officials who are considering appointing their first manager/administrator.