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Posted on: June 15, 2019

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ADSO -  Association of Democratic Service Officers - England and Wales:  Launched in October 2009. Members are those whose work involves any of the democratic services functions including meetings support, member support, overview and scrutiny support, community governance, civic support and local democracy as practiced in joint authorities. Serving 

AMCA - Alberta Municipal Clerks Association - Canada:  Incorporated in 1975, AMCA is made up of government employees who have the responsibilities of a municipal clerk, assistant municipal clerk, returning officer, or election officer.

AMCTO - Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario - Canada:  AMCTO has provided education, accreditation, leadership, and implementation expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for the past seventy years. With 2,200 members working in municipalities across Ontario, AMCTO is Canada’s largest association of local government professionals, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff. 

ATAM - Associação dos Técnicos Administrativos Municipais - Association of Local Administration Workers in Portugal

EXELLO.net - Belgium:  Formally the Expertise Center for City Secretaries and Flemish Federation of Municipal Secretaries. EXELLO performs as an independent association with about 500 members. These members are either running as City (Deputy) Secretary or a similar function. The local Secretary has a unique feature in each municipality.

IAM - Israeli Association of Municipal Clerks & Managers - Israel:  Established about 60 years ago to unite its members in local authorities and their representation.  The  Association is working to advance the status and the rights of its members, and provide tools to improve practices and processes for municipal administration.

IMASA - Institute of Municipal Administration of South Africa:  IMASA’s objectives and founding values are the promotion of sound, professional and ethical municipal (local government) administration, serving the best interests of the profession of municipal administration and the development and growth of those in the profession, especially those in communities or backgrounds where opportunities for development have been limited.

LGMA - The Local Government Management Association of BC- Canada:  Established in 1919 as the Municipal Officers Association (MOA) of BC, changing name to LGMA in 2000. LGMA continues to uphold the original ideals to encourage the interchange of ideas and to foster/encourage a "greater efficiency of municipal officers in the performance of their duties". They strive to promote professional Management and leadership excellence in local government, and to create awareness of the local government officers' role in the community.

NAMCB - National Association of Municipal And City Administrations in Bulgaria: This association is an independent volunteer organization, which supports reforms in Bulgaria through mobilization of the civil society and influencing the public policies

PMA - Professional Municipal Administrators - Canada:  Active since 1972, PMA  is a professional organization composed of municipal administrators, town/city managers, town/city clerks, and department heads who are committed to improving the quality of administration in local government in Newfoundland and Labrador.

SLCC - Society of Local Council Clerk's - England and Wales:  Formed in 1972, the SLCC aims are to promote the professional standing and knowledge of its members. Membership is open to all clerks and deputy clerks of towns, parish or community councils in England and Wales.

SOLAR - Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland: SOLAR is a professional public sector organisation whose aim and purpose  is to support the work of those professional officers employed in local authorities and associated organisations in Scotland.

VvG - Vereniging van Griffiers (Association of Griffiers) The Netherlands: The Association represents - in the most broad sense - the interests of griffiers of the first and second Chamber, the provincial States and local councils in the Netherlands. The primary objective is to make a qualitative improvement of public administration, with the primary area of local administration.

European Union:  The aim of the Union is to promote relations between the professional associations of chief executives representing European local authorities, to develop exchanges of information, to share professional experiences, to contribute to the enhancement of the role and functions of local authorities and to contribute to the European Union.

IFES - USA:  As one of the world's premier democracy and governance assistance organizations, IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

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