Welcome to the St. Louis Area City Management Association (SLACMA) webpage. SLACMA is a professional organization of local government administrators in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The mission of our organization is to improve the quality of local government in our region by  providing opportunities for professional development, personal support, and  information sharing for our members.

About Us


SLACMA is the professional association for appointed local government administrators located within the St. Louis region. The association was founded in the mid-1970’s by city managers and administrators in St. Louis County with the primary mission to enhance and expand the professional competence of local government administrators in the metropolitan area in order to preserve democratic government, provide high quality municipal services to St. Louis area citizens and to promote professional management of local government.

  The association has the following goals:

  To provide networking opportunities for local government professionals to provide professional and personal support to the members and their families;

  • To provide a forum for frank and confidential discussion of public policy and local government issues from a professional perspective;
  • To provide a mechanism for professional development and ongoing educational opportunities for local government professionals;
  • To provide networking, mentoring and educational opportunities for graduate students and interns interested in pursuing opportunities in local government management;
  • To encourage intergovernmental cooperation between local governments to insure efficient and effective services to the general public;
  • To be a voice for encouragement of professional management in local government in the region.
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