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City Managers

Tips for Entry

Visit and for job listings.

Join professional associations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to access training and networking resources, industry publications, and employment opportunities.

Attend the ICMA Annual Conference ( and other industry events to network and to interview for jobs.

Become credentialed from ICMA in order to show employers that you have met the highest standards established by your industry.

Participate in internships or part-time jobs that are arranged by your college’s career services office. Additionally, ICMA offers information on internships and fellowships at its Web site,