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ICMA

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), develops and advances professional local government management. ICMA provides member support; publications; data and information; peer and results-oriented assistance; and training and professional development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.

GFOA
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the professional management of governments for the public by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

NACo
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

NAPA
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) was created to help public sector leaders meet varied management challenges of today and anticipate those of the future. Chartered by Congress as an independent, non-partisan organization, the National Academy undertakes its important work on behalf of the public sector by anticipating, evaluating, analyzing and making recommendations on the nation’s most critical and complex public management, governance, policy and operational challenges.

NLC
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities.  Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.

NASCIO
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.  Their  mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management, and technology policy.

USCM
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Their primary role isto promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy; strengthen federal-city relationships; ensure that federal policy meets urban needs; provide mayors with leadership and management tools; and create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information.

WGR
Founded in 1975, Women in Government Relations, Inc. (WGR) is one of the most respected non-profit, non-partisan government relations associations in the Washington metropolitan area. WGR’s over 750 members include women and men at all professional levels representing corporations, trade associations and professional societies, law firms, lobbying firms, non-profit groups and federal, state and local governments.