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International City Manager’s Association’s Annual Conference

Interested in State and Local Government?

 The International City Manager’s Association’s (ICMA) 97th Annual Conference


September 18-21, 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

*Student Travel Stipends Available for this Event (More Information Below)

Funding Application Deadline: Friday, September 2 , 2011

(Short deadline is necessary so that participating students can arrange airfare and accommodations)

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description: ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Students are encouraged to attend the conference and meet with Maxwell Alumni in Local Government.

Conference Information: here
Registration Information: here

(Student membership required to attend conference which can be covered by the stipend – registration is free!)

Maxwell School ICMA Alumni Lunch: Monday September 19, 2011 – great opportunity to meet with our Maxwell Alumni pursuing careers in the field of state and local government.

Overview of the IMCA

ICMA advances professional local government worldwide.  Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and advancing professional management of local government. ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, provides member support; publications, data, and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.  The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect 185 million individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas. For more information visit: http://icma.org/en/icma/about/organization_overview

ICMA Student & Intern Membership Information

ICMA student membership gives you access to the resources you need as you embark on your local government career. For only $25 a year, student membership offers you:

  • Job ads in the biweekly ICMA Newsletter and the JobCenter Website
  • Public Management Magazine Online
  • Complimentary registration to the ICMA’s Annual Conference in Pittsburgh

For More Information:


Maxwell ICMA Travel Stipend

Maxwell Alumni who are members of the ICMA have generously established a fund to offer financial support for students who plan to attend the annual ICMA conference.

*Selection for funding will be based on demonstrated interest (letter, local government experience including internships and volunteer work). All students with memberships are welcome to attend whether or not they receive funding through the Maxwell ICMA stipend.

To apply for a Maxwell ICMA student travel stipend:

  • Become a member of the ICMA (if you’re selected for funding, you can use the stipend to cover your membership costs, too)
  • Submit a copy of your resume, and
  • Submit a short cover letter indicating what your specific interests are in city/local government management.

Send materials to Kelli Young, Director of Career Development, 202 Maxwell Hall, kyoung@maxwell.syr.edu by Friday, September 2, 2011.


Applicants will be notified about the stipend by Tuesday, September 6th.