Who We Are

The Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) is an organization of local government management officials working together since 1951 to support and promote professional management and high ethical standards for effective democracy in local city and county governments in Kansas. KACM seeks to support member managers, administrators, and assistants through the interchange of ideas and information for professional development and through support of the individual..

What We Do

The purpose of KACM is to enhance the quality of local government and to support and assist local government professionals in Kansas. To further its mission, KACM:

  • Supports and actively promotes council-manager government and professional management in all forms of local government.
  • Provides training programs and publications for local government professionals that improve their skills, increase their knowledge of local government, and strengthen their commitment to the ethics, values, and ideals of the profession.
  • Supports members in their efforts to meet professional, partnership, and personal needs.


  • ICMA University Seminar at Wichita State University - February
  • KCCM Spring Conference - April
  • Annual Conference - December


  • Directory of members
  • Annual member pay and benefit salary
  • Annual conference
  • Ethics information and investigation at ICMA's request
  • Information and support to cities and counties interested in professional management
  • Support of professional standards for local governmental management
  • Networking opportunities
  • Transition support


  • Buford Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Management
  • Early Career Excellence Award
  • Career Achievement Award


  • Virgil Basgall
  • KACM
  • Rising Star

Important Documents


News and Announcements

Testimonial: Jon Daveline, City Council Member, City of Hutchinson



I am Jon Daveline. I am currently serving my second four-year term on the Hutchinson City... Read More

Award Nominations Due October 16

Nominations are open for this year’s KACM awards!

Categories include the Buford Watson, Jr. Award for... Read More

Management in Action: Joe Warren, Director of Administrative Services for the City of Atchison

What does city/county management mean to you?

City management means doing the work necessary to help... Read More