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  1. Any full-time appointed chief administrator of a North Carolina city, town, county or council of governments holding or eligible to hold full Corporate Membership in the International City/County Management Association may become an active member of the Association upon payment of dues.  This includes any Assistant / Deputy Manager reporting directly to the CEO of an above listed organization.  Any member ceasing to meet these qualifications shall thereby forfeit active membership in the Association.
  2. Dues for above mentioned members: Annual salary rounded to nearest thousand times $.0025.
  1. Any full-time appointed chief administrator of a North Carolina city, town, county or council of governments holding or eligible to hold full Corporate Membership in the International City/County Management Association may become an active member of the Association upon payment of dues. This includes any Assistant / Deputy Manager reporting directly to the CEO of an above listed organization. Any member ceasing to meet these qualifications shall thereby forfeit active membership in the Association.

  2. Dues: $175 / year
  1. Department heads of North Carolina local governments may apply for Association membership with the written endorsement of his or her manager and upon payment of their annual dues.  Local Government Department Head members may not vote or hold office.
  2. Annual dues for above mentioned members:  Annual salary rounded to nearest thousand times $.0025.
  1. Department heads of North Carolina local governments may apply for Association membership with the written endorsement of his or her manager and upon payment of their annual dues.  Local Government Department Head members may not vote or hold office.
  2. Annual dues for above mentioned members:   $175 / year
  1. A person no longer holding office but who has previously been an active member of this Association for at least five years, or a person who has been a corporate member of ICMA for at least five years, or a faculty member who has received written endorsement by the Dean / Chair of a recognized school of public administration, may become an Associate Member of the Association upon payment of their annual dues.  Associate members may not vote or hold office.
  2. Dues:  Annual dues are $175.00 per year.
  1. Any person who is employed in the top administrative position by a unit of local government or special purpose unit of local government, or individuals holding the top administrative position of a state or federal agency shall be considered an affiliate member of the association upon payment of their annual dues fee. Affiliate members may not vote or hold office.
  2. Dues:  Annual dues are $175.00 per year.
  1. Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may become a member of the Association upon payment of their annual dues. Student members may not vote or hold office.
  2. Dues: $50.00 per year.
  1. Any active member who has completed twenty-five years of membership, upon retiring from active service with a municipality, county, or council of government shall become a paid-up LIFE MEMBER.  Any member who has been an active member for at least fifteen years upon retirement at age sixty-five or later shall become a paid-up LIFE MEMBER.
  2. Any member who has retired from active service with a municipality, county, or council of government who in the opinion of the Executive Committee has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the profession may be granted a LIFE Membership with a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
  3. Life Members are ineligible to hold office, however shall retain voting privileges.  Life Members shall apply to the Executive Committee for designation after being notified by the Association for eligibility, and shall abide by the ICMA Code of Ethics once approved.
  4. Dues:  $0 or waived for each year holding this status.
  1. Membership is not transferable; it shall be in the name of the individual and shall not attach to the position.  Any active or associate member of this Association who has resigned or has been removed from this position with a city, town, county or council of governments may retain status as an active or associate member upon approval of the Executive Committee and payment of annual dues.  Members not in service shall retain their voting rights and, if a member of the Executive Committee, shall complete the term of office to which they were elected but shall be ineligible to hold any additional office in the Association.
  2. You must request a waiver of dues as a Manager-In-Transition by calling Rob Shepherd at (919)715-9767, Email: rshepherd@nclm.org or In writing to:150 Fayetteville St., Suite 300, Raleigh NC 27601.  Members are only eligible to waive dues for three years.
  3.  Dues:  $0 or waived for each year holding this status.