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The International City/County Management Association Texas State University Student Chapter (ICMA TXST) is a great professional organization to learn more about local government management, connect with other students, meet local government professionals, and develop useful skills. ICMA TXST is open to all Texas State University students and membership is free. Students compete in a college bowl competition at the state Texas City Managers Association conference, engage in local community events and focus on the professional development for public administrators.

All MPA students are automatically members of the ICMA student chapter at Texas State and are welcome to attend any meetings which take place once a month.

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October Meeting

On Wednesday, October 2nd, ICMA heard from alumna and recent interim Assistant City Manager for the City of San Marcos.

ICMA Participates in Economic Impact Survey for City of Kyle

On Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st, students from the political science department and members of the International City/County Management Association participated in an Economic Impact Survey for the City of Kyle. Samantha Martinez, an MPA student who attended noted that “it was a great experience to interact with city staff and residents from Kyle and surrounding areas." Samantha was a recent intern for the city of Kyle and helped work on an analysis of the city's annual surveys over the last five years. “Participating in the distribution of the survey gave me the opportunity to view relevant topics regarding the satisfaction of the residents and how the responses have changed over time," she continued. Students from the Master’s of Engineering program and Sustainability Program were in attendance including four international students from Bangladesh who were happy to experience the culture of central Texas. 

Hays County Food Bank Volunteering

Members of the ICMA student chapter participated in a volunteer event for the Hays County Food Bank located in San Marcos which helps to provide food at no cost to food insecure individuals. The students helped package, transport and distribute food to those in need in the community. The students were able to learn, share and advocate about their experience.