About the AMCTO Mentorship Program 

The AMCTO Mentorship Program provides members with opportunities for personal growth and professional development. The program facilitates meaningful connections by matching those new to the municipal sector with more experienced, senior professionals and municipal leaders who can provide professional guidance and support. The program is free and open to all AMCTO members in good standing. 

Goals of the Program

  1. Leverage the value of professional local government experience.
  2. Develop the mentorship capacity of local government professionals.
  3. Establish meaningful relationships for members and those within the sector.

We believe that by guiding and supporting program participants throughout their mentor-mentee relationship, there is an opportunity to build and develop knowledge and practical skills within the sector – allowing for the necessary transferring of tools and expertise to empower the next generation of municipal leaders.

Program Benefits

There are many benefits to getting involved in a formal mentorship program – the biggest being the opportunity for both parties to learn from each other and expand their professional knowledge, skills and network.

This program is ideal for:

  • Experienced municipal professionals looking to give back to the sector by supporting others as a mentor.
  • Those looking to gain new knowledge, professional skills and experience.
  • Those looking to set focused goals as a mentee and work collaboratively with a mentor on a professional development plan.
  • Those looking to expand their network and explore new ideas.

By participating in the program, you will also have the opportunity to attain PDU credits towards the maintenance of AMCTO designations (this applies to both mentors and mentees).

Annual Program Timeline

 Applications open  July
 Applications reviewed & matches identified  August
 Mentorships develop  September - May
 Formal program ends  June



Program Resource Tools    

For more information including details on mentor and mentee roles and responsibilities, check out our AMCTO Mentorship Program Handbook.

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2022-2023 Mentorship Program applications are now closed.

For questions or more information about the program, please contact membershipservices@amcto.com.