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Effective January 1, 2013 and subject to a protest filed pursuant to Article VI, Section 3, an individual who accepts a chief administrative officer position for the first time with a Kansas city or county and was not previously a full member of KACM, shall be granted a complimentary full membership for the calendar year in which they accepted the position.

I am an assistant manager or other senior level staff who has been appointed by the CAO, reports to the CAO, and has significant general administrative responsibilities. My CAO has approved this application.

Any person who does not otherwise meet the qualifications for the above category of membership and who is currently or was formerly employed by a city, a county, or a university.

A former KACM or ICMA member retired under KPERS or other applicable retirement system qualifies to join as a retired member. Retirees do not have the privilege of voting or holding office.

Any person who is registered as a student in a college or university public administration program.

Criteria for Full Membership for CAO

  • Appointment: I occupy a position that is appointed by an elected representative or representatives and is directly responsible to an elected representative and/or representatives.
  • Policy Formation: I have significant responsibility in the development and analysis of public policy alternatives and in the implementation of policy once adopted. (This means I develop public policy alternatives and recommendations for consideration by elected officials and have access to the council and work with its members.)
  • Budget: I have major responsibility for the preparation and administration of the operating and capital improvements budget.
  • Appoint Authority: I exercise significant influence in the appointment of the key management personnel of the local government and particularly the appointment of the administrative and financial staff. (In other words, I have the authority to recommend the appointment of department heads and appoint a sufficient share of the management staff to control budget preparation and administration.)
  • Organizational Relationships: I am recognized within the local government organization as the principal general management professional and have a continuing direct relationship with the operating department heads on the implementation and administration of the programs. (I also have direct supervision over department heads, and, at a minimum, my overall management responsibility includes the status of first peer among administrative peers.)
  • Qualifications: I was appointed to the position based on my education and experience and on my qualifications to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position as defined by ICMA’s Practices for Effective Local Government Management. (This criterion means that you have been chosen on merit, have significant administrative experience and educational background, and will fulfill the requirement of Tenet 7 of the Code of Ethics to remain politically neutral. It excludes the strictly “political” appointment. However, it doesn’t mean that you must have local government experience.

Based on your information, upon completion of this form an invoice will be sent to your city for the following amount.

Dues: $ 0.00

Dues: $ 30.00

Dues: $ 45.00

Dues: $ 45.00

Dues: $ 100.00

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