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Membership Categories

Please remember that only those in the Full Member and Associate Member categories are eligible to vote and/or hold office. Also, the professional conduct of all members must conform to the code of ethics of TCMA and the International City/County Management Association. Here are the membership types and dues for each:

Full Membership: Full Member Dues | Apply for Full Membership
A Full Member shall meet one of the following qualifications:

a.

Any person who is the full-time administrative head of a municipality in Tennessee and who has served as the full-time administrative head of a municipality for at least three (3) years,   two of which were continuous in the same local government, and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of this Association and the International City/County Management Association, shall be eligible for this membership. Graduation from a university of recognized standing, or two years as an Associate member, or five years in a responsible public administrative position shall be considered equivalent to one   year of active service.

 

b.

The full-time Executive Director or Assistant Director of the Tennessee Municipal League who has served in that capacity for at least two years, and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of this association and the International City/County Management Association shall be eligible for this membership.

 

c.

Any person appointed by a full-time administrative head of a municipality in Tennessee and who has served for at least three years, two of which were continuous in the same local government as an administrative assistant, assistant city manager/administrator or other municipal government staff recommended for membership by a full-time administrative head   and whose professional conduct conforms to the code of ethics of   this association and the International City/County Management Association shall be eligible for this membership. Graduation from a university of recognized standing, or two years as an Associate member, or five years in a responsible public administrative position shall be considered equivalent to one year of active practice.

Associate Membership Associate Member Dues | Apply for Associate Membership
Any person meeting the qualifications set forth for a Full Member except that he or she does not fulfill the length of service requirement as defined in Section 2 above or city recorders or other appointed municipal officials who serve in the capacity of full-time administrative head of a municipality shall be eligible for this membership.

Academic MembershipAcademic Member Dues | Apply for Academic Membership
Any person enrolled in or employed by an accredited college or university who is committed to pursuing or teaching a course of study in preparation for a career in local government management shall be eligible for this membership classification.

Agency Membership: Agency Membership Dues | Apply for Agency Membership
Any governmental or related agency other than a municipal government wishing to enroll several members is eligible.  Agency membership dues rates will vary depending upon the number of individuals covered, and will be established in accordance with these by-laws and the organization’s constitution.

Alumni Membership: Criteria for Membership | Alumni Membership Dues | Apply for Alumni Membership
For any former member of the Association, having been a member in good standing for a minimum of three (3) years, who is retired or is no longer working for a Tennessee Municipal Government and is not employed by a company seeking or doing business with TCMA or its member cities.

Honorary Membership: Criteria & Process for Selection
Individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of local government in Tennessee for a minimum of 20 years and meet the criteria for selection shall be eligible for designation as an honorary member. Any full or associate member can nominate someone for honorary membership, provided they meet the minimum criteria and receive unanimous approval of the TCMA Board of Directors present at the meeting. Annual membership dues are free.

 

 

Membership Dues

Full Member:

$150.00 or $2.50 for each $1,000 of your annual salary, whichever is greater.

Associate Member: $150.00 or $2.50 for each $1,000 of your annual salary, whichever is greater.
Academic Member:

Academic memberships are free. 

Agency Membership:

$2,500 for agencies having 10 or more employees that provide direct educational support and technical assistance to TCMA. Agency identification of employee members must be provided annually as part of the membership renewal process.

Alumni Membership: $50.00 Annually
Honorary Membership:

Honorary memberships are free to individuals approved by the TCMA Board of Directors. Honorary members must renew their membership annually.

NOTE:
TCMA dues are collected from members on a calendar year basis and are payable by January 1 of each year. For new members that join the association after the Spring Conference each year, your dues will be prorated for the remainder of the calendar year. For example, a new member joining July 1 should pay only 1/2 of the normal amount for dues in the current calendar year. At the beginning of the new calendar year, dues for the new member will revert to the full amount.   

 

Membership Application

I Want to Apply for: Full Membership | Associate Membership | Agency Membership | Alumni Membership | Academic Membership

 

 

 

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