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.

Becoming a Manager

Local government managers, like other chief executives, are responsible for the overall performance of their organizations. As the top administrator, the manager organizes and directs a team of department heads, supervisors, technicians, and support staff to initiate and manage programs and deliver public services.

A career in local government management is challenging -- and extremely rewarding. Few other careers offer the opportunity to have such a positive impact on your community.


Most positions in the field of local government management require a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.  Below is a list of accredited MPA programs in the St. Louis area:

University of Missouri-St. Louis 
Public Policy Administration Masters Program
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY ADMINISTRATION

University of Missouri-Columbia
Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Saint Louis University 

College of Education and Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 

Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 

Department of Public Administration & Policy Analysis
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


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