Membership Categories

Please remember that only those in the Full Member and Associate Member categories are eligible to vote and/or hold office. Also, the professional conduct of all members must conform to the code of ethics of TCMA and the International City/County Management Association. Here are the membership types and dues for each:

 

Full Member: Full Member Dues
A Full Member shall meet one of the following qualifications:

a.
Any person who is the full-time administrative head of a municipality in Tennessee and who has served as the full-time administrative head of a municipality for at least three (3) years, two of which were continuous in the same local government, and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of this association and the International City/County Management Association, shall be eligible for this membership. Graduation from a university of recognized standing, or two years as an Associate member, or five years in a responsible public administrative position shall be considered equivalent to one year of active service.
   
b.
The full-time Executive Director or Assistant Director of the Tennessee Municipal League who has served in that capacity for at least two years, and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of this association and the International City/County Management Association shall be eligible for this membership.
   
c.
Any person appointed by a full-time administrative head of a municipality in Tennessee and who has served for at least three years, two of which were continuous in the same local government as an administrative assistant, assistant city manager/administrator or other municipal government staff recommended for membership by a full-time administrative head and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of this association and the International City/County Management Association shall be eligible for this membership. Graduation from a university of recognized standing, or two years as an Associate member, or five years in a responsible public administrative position shall be considered equivalent to one year of active practice.

 

Associate Member Associate Member Dues
Any person meeting the qualifications set forth for a Full Member except that he or she does not fulfill the length of service requirement as defined in Section 2 above or city recorders or other appointed municipal officials who serve in the capacity of full-time administrative head of a municipality shall be eligible for this membership.


Academic Membership:  Academic Member Dues
Any person enrolled in or employed by an accredited college or university who is committed to pursuing or teaching a course of study in preparation for a career in local government management shall be eligible for this membership classification.


Agency MembershipAgency Membership Dues
Any governmental or related agency wishing to enroll several members is eligible.  Agency membership dues rates will vary depending upon the number of individuals covered, and will be established in accordance with these by-laws and the organization’s constitution.


Alumni Membership: Apply for Alumni Membership


Honorary MembershipHonorary Membership is Free
Individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of local government in Tennessee shall be eligible for designation as an honorary member.  Any corporate member can nominate someone for honorary membership, provided however, that no person eligible for corporate membership shall be eligible for honorary membership.  After nomination by a corporate member, honorary members shall be elected by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Board.  Honorary members participating in any Association activity may not do so in a way to represent or promote a commercial product or service.

 

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