Spring 2018 Coming to a Close

Spring 2018 was another successful semester for the ICMA Student Chapter at Ohio State University.  We are thankful to our student chapter members for being engaged and eager to learn more about becoming local government leaders.

The Ohio City/County Management Association Winter Conference held from March 7th thru 9th in downtown Columbus was highlighted by a student networking dinner with OCMA and ICMA leaders.  It was an excellent opportunity for students to sit down with local government professionals in a casual setting to learn more about local government leadership.  Additionally, the three day conference was full of informative sessions, highlighted with the keynote presented by Ron Holifield, Founder and CEO of Strategic Government Resources about creating an authentic servant leadership culture.

The Student Chapter also participated in a tour of the City of Dublin’s Bridge Park district on Friday, April 13th.  The Chapter was given a presentation about the development of the district by Dublin leaders including City Manager Dana McDaniel, Finance Director Angel Mumma, and Economic Development Administrator Kyle Kridler.  This was followed by a guided tour by representatives of Crawford Hoying, the developer of Bridge Park.  Afterwards, students enjoyed a casual networking dinner with other students and city leaders.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the ICMA Student Chapter this Spring!

Join us for the annual ICMA Local Government Panel

WHAT: Local Government Panel sponsored by the ICMA Student Chapter

WHEN: November 1st, 2017  4pm – 5pm

WHERE: Page Hall LEC


Join us on Wednesday November 1st for a Local Government Panel hosted by the ICMA Student Chapter at Ohio State.  This panel features a diverse group of local government professionals from around Ohio who will be discussing their backgrounds, how they became involved in local government, and taking questions from the audience. You do not want to miss this exciting panel!  Free food will be provided.



Kyle Kridler, Economic Development Administrator – City of Dublin, Ohio

Sheryl Long, City Administrator – City of North College Hill, Ohio

Ferzan Ahmed – County Administrator – Delaware County, Ohio

Charlotte Colley – Village Administrator – Village of New Concord, Ohio


ICMA Field Trip

The ICMA Student Chapter at Ohio State is excited to announce we will be holding our first ICMA “Field Trip” to the see the Upper Arlington City Council meeting on October 9th, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Student Chapter members can sign up to carpool to Upper Arlington to the see the Council-Manager form of government up-close and in-action!

Sign up HERE!

Click HERE more information on the Upper Arlington City Council

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Welcome New Members!

The ICMA Student Chapter held our 2017-2018 Kickoff Meeting this past Thursday afternoon in the Page Hall LEC and welcomed 27 new members for the academic year.  Students who signed up ranged from Public Policy undergraduates, Master of Public Administration students, and In-Career Master of Administration students.  The excitement in the room as palpable as the programs offered by the Student Chapter were discussed and members learned more about what careers in local government look like.

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

ICMA Kickoff Meeting TOMORROW!

The time is almost here!  Tomorrow is the ICMA Kickoff Meeting in the Page Hall LEC starting at 11:30am!  Come out and discover more about careers in local government and enjoy free pizza.

Do not worry if you did not RSVP, you can still attend!

Cannot wait to see everybody tomorrow!

Kickoff Meeting August 31st

Join us for the ICMA Student Chapter Kickoff Meeting on August 31st from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Page Hall LEC.  You can learn more about becoming a leader in local government and how to join the nationally recognized Shadowing Program!


See you there!

Transition – Looking Forward to the Next Year

The 2016-2017 year was extremely successful, and we thank the outgoing leadership for everything that they have done to build the ICMA Student Chapter at The Ohio State University.  We are already in planning mode, working to make sure that the fall 2017 semester is just as successful, working to build future city and county government leaders.  If you are interested in being a part of ICMA, please contact Ethan Barnhardt at barnhardt.12@osu.edu.  We look forward to building ICMA at Ohio State next year!

New Website

Welcome our website for the student chapter of ICMA at The Ohio State University.  This page is currently a work in progress, however we are hoping to make this into the go to spot for upcoming event and all things pertaining to ICMA.