Why Local Government?

Check out these short clips from local government leaders on what’s behind choosing a career in public service at the local level.

  • Video of Brett Channing
  • Video of Eric Campbell
  • Video of Kirsten Wyatt
  • Video of Eric Palm
  • Video of Harry Black
  • Video of Kimiko Black Gilmore

For the Job Seeker

The ICMA Job Center offers a database of current job openings for local government professionals, from intern to city/county manager (you’ll need to create a profile).

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Resources for Every Stage of Your Career

Whether you’re a recent MPA/MPP (masters in public administration or public policy) graduate looking for a fellowship, a mid-career professional ready for advanced credentialing, or a seasoned executive thinking about transitioning to your encore career, ICMA has resources for you.

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Additional Resources

ICMA has a host of resources to help you learn about professional local government management as a career: