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Purpose and Scope

Basic Premise

The basic premise of this program is that ILCMA members could learn something of value by interacting with our international counterparts. ILCMA members would reciprocate by sharing our knowledge and experience with others.


The ILCMA may award a grant as a financial incentive for one or more of our eligible members annually to participate in the ICMA International Management Exchange Program, the ICMA International Management Study Tour Program, or other eligible ICMA international programs. A prospective participant must apply for funding before taking part in one of these programs.

Sharing Information

It is intended that a participant will acquire useful information and a professional experience not readily available to ILCMA members. In return for this financial support, program participants are required to share information and their professional experience in a variety of ways with ILCMA members.


The ICMA has welcomed the efforts of the ILCMA to encourage international program participation. The ILCMA grant is currently unique. The ICMA scholarships for American exchange participants are currently limited to the ICMA Retirement Corporation and the John Garvey Fund. The ICMA International Task Force, committee, and staff have recognized the ILCMA for being a leader in this field.


This program is subject to an annual review of activities and the availability of funding through the ILCMA annual budget. The ILCMA is not committed, actual or implied, to repeat the program.


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