USA Delegation

International City Managers Association (ICMA) - Pittsburgh, USA

In 2023 LG Professionals NSW escorted a delegation of local government professionals to Texas to visit councils and attend the ICMA Conference in Austin. The delegation visited four councils from the surrounding areas and explored the interesting and innovative projects that inspired and challenged thinking. The projects ranged from drone technology and cryptocurrency to the rehabilitation of an illegal garbage tip and the refurbishment of a city walk around the canal. The meetings were interactive and informative, allowing the delegation to connect with local professionals, ask questions and explore both the similarities and differences of local government in the two countries. The delegation then attended the ICMA Conference, where they reconnected with professionals, they met during their council visits and also met many other people.

In 2024 LG Professionals NSW is offering members the opportunity to participate in the upcoming delegation and then attend the ICMA Conference in Pittsburgh. Details of which councils we will visit and what projects they will showcase are still being finalised, however, you will have three days of council visits, with each showcasing different projects and the chance to connect with local council professionals.

Download the 2024 Delegation Brochure.


What is included when you purchase the Delegation:

  • Curated Council visits, where you will learn about projects from other councils
  • Accommodation while on the delegation and during the conference
  • Registration to the ICMA Conference, Pittsburgh
  • Transport between all council visits for the delegation
  • Lunch and dinner while part of the delegation
  • Lunch during the conference and any included dinner functions selected at the conference

So why attend the ICMA Conference? This is one of the largest gatherings of local government professionals in the world! The ICMA conference includes:

  • Choice of over 200 educational offerings
  • Hearing from over 450 speakers
  • Meeting with over 200 exhibitors
  • Opportunity to connect with over 5000 delegates


Key Dates

Registration Open: 10 February 2024

Registrations Close: 31 May 2024 

Delegation Dates: 18- 21 September 2024

Conference Dates: 22 - 25 September 2024

2023 ICMA Conference


The Delegation is supported by our Corporate Partner - Telstra.

To highlight what the delegation might look like, and indictive program for 2024 may include the following:

Day and Date Activity
Tuesday 17 September Arrive Washington DC, delegates meet for dinner, which is included.
Wednesday 18 September Council visit to the Washington DC area and explore the area in the afternoon, includes transport, lunch, and dinner.
Thursday 19 September Council visit, potentially to Baltimore area and travel to Pittsburgh, includes lunch, dinner and transport to council visit and to arrive in Pittsburgh.
Friday 20 September Two Council visits in the Pittsburgh area, includes transport, lunch and dinner.
Saturday 21 September Explore Pittsburgh and the pre-conference activity, includes pre-conference activity.
Sunday 22 September Official ICMA Conference opening, includes the opening keynote and traditionally a welcome reception.
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September  Full Conference program, with many options to choose from during these two days. Both days will be filled with learning and network opportunities.  Details of the inclusions will be made available closer to the conference.
Wednesday 25 September Final conference half day, concluding at lunch.
  Delegates make their way home from Pittsburgh at their leisure.


A full delegation itinerary will be developed over the coming weeks. Below is the full delegation itinerary from the 2023 Delegation to Austin Texas for your reference.


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