International City Managers Association (ICMA) - Pittsburgh, USA

The ICMA conference is one of the largest gatherings of local government professionals in the world!

 Benefits of attending the ICMA conference include:

  • Choose from over 200 educational offerings
  • Hear from over 450 speakers
  • Meeting with over 200 exhibitors
  • Mingle with over 5000 delegates


This is the first year we are able to offer a LG Professionals, NSW member the opportunity to attend the ICMA Conference!

Should the Association host a delegation to the conference, the scholarship recipient will be invited to participate - additional costs may apply.

Scholarship includes:

  • Return economy flights to the conference location.
  • Four night's accommodation at the conference venue
  • Assistance with introductions to councils if you would like to extend your stay post conference.

The scholarship recipient is responsible for any additional travel or accommodation requirements pre and post conference. The scholarship does not include registration for preconference seminars.


  • Applicants must be an LG Professionals, NSW individual member for a minimum of 12 months prior to applying.
  • Applicants must be directly employed in an NSW Council.

How to apply

  • Please click on the button below to complete an online scholarship application.
  • Applications must be received by 5pm on 5 April 2024.
  • Applicants may be required to sit an interview with members of the board to complete their application.
  • Applicants will be notified of their application status by 10 May 2024.

Expectations of the recipient:

It is expected that ICMA will offer a scholarship to one of their members to attend our Local Government Conference. It is expected that the scholarship recipient will:

  • Attend the Local Government Conference in August and introduce the incoming delegate to peers at the conference
  • Be available to assist the incoming delegate spending time at their council if required

The scholarship recipient will also be required to:

  • Write a report on their experience attending the ICMA Conference
  • Promote the scholarship on LinkedIn whilst attending the Conference

The total value of the scholarship is capped at $7000 to include airfare and accommodation.

Delegates are required to book and pay for their own airfare and accommodation, which is re-imbursed by the association upon receipt of invoices, to a maximum of $7000.

Should delegates wish to upgrade from standard economy seats, this is at their own expense and is not eligible for re-imbursement.

Delegates should arrange for their own travel insurance.

Please also consider the LG Professionals, NSW Scholarship Terms and Conditions before applying.


Key Dates

Nominations Open: 10 November 2023

Nominations Close: 5 April 2024

Scholarship Awarded: 10 May 2024

Conference Dates: 22 - 25 September 2024

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2023 ICMA Conference

This scholarship is supported by our Corporate Partner - Telstra.