Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA)


Message from the President

Welcome IMMA members, corporate members, elected officials, and all others visiting the IMMA's website! 

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in professional local government management. Our members consist of town and city managers as well as other local government professionals with a variety of titles, all of whom share a passion for providing excellent public service and implementing policies that make communities better places to live. Just some of the issues we as manager’s face include: reduced “Home Rule”, unfunded mandates and pressure from shrinking revenues placing greater demands on our municipal services. As an engaged organization our members collaborate and share innovative strategies with each other to creatively address these operational challenges to guide their communities forward. We truly believe in the adage, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” as we work together as a group to find solutions. One of IMMA’s greatest strengths is the sharing of like problems with solutions through the webpage, email list serve, conference calls and workshops. In addition, training at our annual conference covers timely topics that apply to all of us whether we manage a municipality of 1,000 or 100,000. 

I came to IMMA as a newly appointed first –time municipal manager following an eclectic career in the military, the City of Indianapolis and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Even with all this perspective I had no idea what all was entailed in municipal management. IMMA provided the grounding for me in a concise and timely manner enabling me to get up to speed quickly for the dynamic and rapidly growing community of Chesterton, Indiana. One thing has not changed in my 42 years of service and that is the need for networking and professional training to best serve our citizenry. IMMA is the organization that will provide that grounding for you regardless of experience or training. 

I follow in the shadow of many fine people, woman and men who have dedicated their lives to the noble endeavor of municipal public service. I am proud to have been selected as the president for 2015-2016. As we begin the next year, my goal for the organization is to build a diverse and larger IMMA core membership, encouraging local government manager’s to join us and contribute their talents to our profession. I will continue to work hard to reinforce the need for and espouse the advantages of professional management to the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT), our affiliate organization. Finally, we have benefitted tremendously from our corporate sponsors over the years. I will look to grow the number of sponsorships, engaging them even more in our organization to provide additional learning and service opportunities to our membership. 

If you would like to learn more about professional local government management, or if you are interested in joining IMMA, please feel free to contact either myself or our Executive Director, Erin Jamison-Koenig at


C. Bernard Doyle, BSU-CPM
Town Manager, Town of Chesterton

Organization Purpose

The purpose of IMMA is to support municipal and county managers and to promote professional local government management in Indiana. 

Who We Are


  • President, Bernie Doyle, Town Manager of Chesterton
  • President Elect, Andrew Klinger, Town Manager of Plainfield
  • Vice President, Dave Schoeff, Town Manager of North Manchester
  • Past President, Grant Kleinhenz, Town Manager of Brownsburg
  • Northern Regional Director, Tena Woenker, Town Manager of Waterloo
  • Central Regional Director, Tom Klein, Town Manager of Avon
  • Southern Regional Director, Guinevere Emery, City Manager of Aurora
  • IACT Board of Director Member, Pete Olson, Town Manager of Yorktown
  • IACT Board of Director Member, Tonya Galbraith, Town Manager of McCordsville
  • Executive Director (non-voting member), Erin Jamison-Koenig, IACT
  • Professional Development Committee Chair (non-voting member), Pete Olsen, Town Manager of Yorktown
  • Promotions Committee Chair (non-voting member), Brian Hartsell, Assistant Town Manager of Brownsburg
  • Legislative Committee Chair (non-voting member), Tonya Galbraith, Town Manager of McCordsville

The Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of City and Town Managers, Chief Administrative Officers, Assistant and Deputy Managers. Funding is provided by annual dues paid by the individual members. The organization is governed by a 8-member Executive Board and managed by an Executive Director. IMMA is a recognized affiliate of IACT and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

View a map of the IMMA membership. 

2016 Calendar of Events

We encourage you to join us as at our IMMA gatherings throughout the year. IMMA members are welcome to attend quarterly board meetings. Special luncheon presentations are also scheduled periodically.

July 22
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 25 - 28  ICMA Annual Conference
Kansas City, MI
Oct 5 Board of Directors Meeting at the IACT Annual Conference
French Lick, IN

2016 IMMA Annual Conference


The 2016 IMMA Annual Conference was held in Nashville, IN, May 12 - 13. Please view the agenda here. Presentations will be added soon. will be help May 12 - 13 in Nashville, Indiana at the Salt Creek Golf Retreat. View the registration brochure here. Online registration is no longer available. If you are interested in attending, please call IACT at (317) 237-6200.

Want to become an IMMA Municipal Member?

Click here to download a membership application and join Indiana's premier Town and City Manager professional organization.

Thanks to Our 2016 Corporate Members!

Bowen Center for Public Affairs - Ball State University
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC
London Witte Group, LLC
Veridus Group, Inc.


Banning Engineering, PC
Brown Equipment Company, Inc.
VS Engineering

Want to Become a Corporate Member?

Being a corporate member of the Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA) is designed to provide your organization with many unique opportunities. Each member will be able to interact with municipal managers from all around the state of Indiana. These managers are responsible for the operation of municipalities, including economic development, public safety, purchasing, contracts and personnel. Learn more here.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

IMMA is an affiliate of the International City/County Management Association. Learn more about ICMA here

Click here to review the IMMA-ICMA Affiliation Agreement.