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  • Cal-ICMA: California has created a new model for its affiliation on a state level with ICMA. This new model, called Cal-ICMA, is a collaboration of the California City Managers’ Department (CMD); the California City Managers Foundation (CCMF); the two assistants groups (MMANC and MMASC); the County CAOs; the COG Directors; along with members of the academic community and from all of the other ICMA membership categories. Cal-ICMA is now the "official" state affiliate with ICMA and is inclusive of all ICMA members without creating another “organization” with a separate dues structure.
  • ICMA: ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. It develops and fosters professional local government management worldwide.
  • International Hispanic Network (IHN): The purpose of the International Hispanic Network is to encourage professional excellence among Hispanic local government administrators, to improve the management of local government, to provide unique resources to Hispanic local government executives and public managers, and to advance the goals of professional, effective and ethical local government administration. The network works with other organization such as the International City Management Association which shares common goals.
  • Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC): MMANC is a non-profit membership organization of local government management professionals located throughout the 49 counties of Northern California. MMANC was formed in 1950 to address the professional needs of public management staff.
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA): NFBPA is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. An independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983, the NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success.
  • Women Leading Government (WLG): WLG is an initiative started in November 2006 by Cal-ICMA preparing the next generation. Organized by female managers of California’s cities, counties, and special districts, WLG is designed to assist female managers in their career development. WLG welcomes all people dedicated to public service and the development of women leaders.

Additional Resources on Downtown San José

  • Downtown San José: by San José Downtown Association (SJDA), a non-profit membership-based organization founded in 1986, shows the vitality and livability of downtown San José.
  • San José Economic Development: The Office of Economic Development guides the City's economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, helps connect employers with trained workers, and provides Art and Cultural resources to our community.
  • Work2Future: Work2Future functions as the local administrative arm of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Work2Future operates three one-stop career centers in the areas of San José, Campbell, and South County. It also provides workforce development services for the cities of Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.