WCMA Membership Categories

Voting Memberships



Full Membership-voting membership, full time administrative head of local government: Dues 0.15% of salary with a minimum of $60 and a maximum of $262.50.

Assistant Membership-voting membership, full time administrative assistant, assistant city/county manager or administrator, management analyst, assistant to manager/administrator: Dues $50.00

Non-Voting Memberships

Affiliate Membership
-any person who has an interest in professional local government management but is not eligible to apply for membership as a Voting Member shall be eligible to apply for this classification: Dues $75.00

Consulting Membership
-those interested in cooperating with practicing administrators in the advancement of professional knowledge, such as individuals employed by private companies: Dues $350.00

Student Membership
- students enrolled in an academic program at any college or university pursuing a degree in public administration or related fields, or interested in pursuing a degree in local government management: Dues $20.00

Academic Membership
- university or college professors or academics: Dues $25.00

Honorary Membership
- Individuals chosen for distinguished service to professional municipal management in Wisconsin: No charge.

Life Memberships -Upon retiring from active service with a local government, any Voting Member who has completed twenty-five years as a voting member of WCMA, or other ICMA affiliated state association shall become a Life Member. Also, any Voting Member who has been a voting member of WCMA at least fifteen years and retires from active service with a local government at age sixty-five or older shall become a Life Member. In addition, any Voting Member who has retired from active service with a local government and who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the profession may be granted a Life Membership by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.



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For more information, please contact WCMA at: 815-753-5230 or contact@wcma-wi.org