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Any person who has an interest in the purpose and mission of the AACPM may become a member.  The purpose of the Academy is to unite Certified Public Managers®, Public Management Practitioners and strategic partners to encourage the acceptance of management in government as a profession; to promote high professional, educational and ethical standards in public management; to improve communication, cooperation and coordination among public entities; to foster leadership through example and innovation; and to facilitate positive changes which enhance the delivery of public service. 

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  • Certified Public Manager®: A fully accredited Certified Public Manager®
  • Public Management Practitioner: An individual who currently works in public service as a supervisor, manager, or higher level
  • Contributing Member: A CPM Program Director or faculty member, or other individual who supports the mission and vision of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers®
  • Emerging Professionals: Anyone currently enrolled in a Certified Public Manager® program, Bachelors or Masters program in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science or Business Administration
  • Retired Member: Anyone who has retired from the field of public service and remains committed to the principles of AACPM
  • Honorary Member: An individual who has performed notable service to or support for AACPM or the profession of public management. Honorary members do not pay dues.
  • Corporate, University or Organization Member: Academic organizations, Government and Non-Government entities, corporations, associations who support AACPM through financial assistance, in-kind contributions and/or technical assistance.

American Academy of Certified Public Managers is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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