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How to Get Involved & Contribute to the Community

If you would like to get involved in IPMA, the following opportunities are available:

Professional Development Events

Opportunities are available to help plan, organize, and conduct periodic professional development events. This includes selecting the topics to be covered, identifying potential presenters, and organizing the presentations.

Contact the committee leader for more information; see Professional Development at Board Committees.


A Forum Planning Committee works throughout the year to plan an annual two-day event in May featuring two keynote addresses, a series of seminars, and vendor displays. The Committee develops the theme for each event, establishes the tracks for the seminars and organizes the individual seminars. The Committee is assisted by a paid part-time event manager.

Contact the committee leader for more information; see Forum at Board Committees.

Executive Seminar

The Executive Seminar is an annual event in the fall bringing together approximately 100 government information technology executives and industry representatives for a three-day seminar to discuss topical issues. Planning for the location/facilities to be used occurs several years in advance. Program planning for each event begins early in the calendar year.

Contact the committee leader for more information; see Executive Seminar at Board Committees.

IPMA Board of Directors

The activities of the IPMA are guided by a 12-person Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms. Four directors are elected each year in November. The Board is a working group of volunteers who staff six major functions within IPMA, two directors per function. In addition to the four functions identified above, the Chair and Vice-Chair cover business planning and the Secretary-Treasurer maintains the organization's records and manage financial transactions.

Each year an ad hoc Election Committee seeks qualified candidates for open Board positions. If you are interested in serving on the Board, you are encouraged to express such interest at any time.

Contact any of the current IPMA Board members for more information; see Board.