Membership Categories

    Corporate Member:

    A Full member of the Association for at least two (2) years, serving in an appointed administrative position in Tennessee     local government automatically becomes a Corporate Member. They are eligible to vote on official business and serve as an Association officer.


Full Member: Full Member Dues
Any person working in a Tennessee city or town government who serves as a municipal manager, administrator or equivalent position appointed by a local elected Board or Mayor or serves as the chief assistant or an assistant to the administrators. In addition, individuals in Tennessee local government who previously served in an administrative position for at least three (3) years and are currently employed in local government in an Associate Member position shall be designated Full Members.


Associate Member Associate Member Dues
Any person meeting who serves in a Tennessee local government in an appointed position as a department head, mid-management or entry level position and is committed to professionally managed local government.

Academic Membership:  Academic Member Dues
Any person employed by or enrolled in an accredited college or university in Tennessee or is a native of the state enrolled at an accredited college or university outside the state who is teaching a course of study in local government in local government management or is pursuing an educational curriculum leading to a career in local government management is eligible for this membership classification. Membership is free.

Agency MembershipAgency Membership Dues
Any governmental or related agency that provides management or technical support to Tennessee local governments and desires to enroll a significant number of its employees as members in the Association. Agency members are not eligible to become corporate members. Dues are established by the Board of Directors.

Alumni Membership: Apply for Alumni Membership

For any former member of the Association, having been a member in good standing for a minimum of three (3) years, who is retired or is no longer working for a Tennessee municipal government years and is not employed by a company seeking to do business with TCMA or its member cities.

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.  Upon a petition of five (5) corporate members, honorary membership may be granted upon the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors. Honorary members participating in any Association activity may not do so in a way to represent or promote a commercial product or service.

 Advocacy Membership: Apply for Advocacy Membership

Available to any person, not eligible for any other membership category and not serving in a popularly elected federal, state, or local government position, who supports the council-manager form of government and professional local government management in Tennessee. This membership category shall be narrowly construed and shall preclude a person employed with any organization that could seek to become a corporate sponsor of the Association. An Advocacy Member 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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