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Southwest Illinois City Management Association

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The Southwest Illinois City Management Association is a government sector lobbying association. It is affiliated with the Illinois City/County Management Association. Membership is for appointed local government administrators in the Southwestern Illinois area.

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

See also: Illinois government sector lobbying

The Southwest Illinois City Management Association belongs to the International City/County Management Association, which lobbies.


The primary mission of the Association is to enhance and expand the professional competence of local government administrators.[1]

It provides networking opportunities for members, as well as a forum for government officials to exchange information, and aims to help in government administrators' professional development.[2] It also provides "social interaction opportunities for local government professionals and their families" and welcomes local government administrators who are new to the region.


Full membership is available to:[1]

  • City, village and county managers and administrators,
  • Chief administrative officers of cities, villages and counties,
  • Executive directors or chief administrative officers in regional councils of government (COG’s),
  • Assistant city, county and village managers/administrators,
  • Administrative assistants, and
  • Persons who have retired from such positions and from active professional life.


The Board of Directors establishes amounts for membership dues.[1] Dues shall be payable on July 1 of each year.


It is affiliated with the Illinois City/County Management Association.[3] The association is also affiliated with the International City/County Management Association.[1]


The Association hosts a monthly lunch meeting.[2] Discussion topics are varied, including legislative issues facing city government, upcoming training opportunities for city employees, and a statewide outreach program to assist Illinois cities that do not have professional managers.[2]