City Managers’ Association, Karnataka

CMAK was registered in December 2002 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960. CMAK is a membership based professional body of City Managers` and Urban Planners, which works to strengthen and enhance the capacities of ULBs, and Association members in Urban Planning, Management and Development. We believe in effectively utilizing and encouraging the existing expertise in urban development with a focus on innovative practices, trends and concepts.

Inception of CMAK :

The commencement of the present effort can be traced to a workshop jointly organised by USAID, NIUA, USAEP , ICMA and GOK in August 2000. This workshop saw an active participation of City Managers’, ULBs and state government officials. It was from the deliberations at this workshop that an outline was provided for the formation of City Managers’ Association, Karnataka.

CMAK was registered in December 2002 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960. The Executive body of CMAK consists of 39 members from all categories of ULBs, UDAs, and state level statutory bodies across Karnataka with adequate geographic and category representation of urban bodies and includes officers from all three cadres IAS, KAS and KMAS and officers from the technical services such as Engineering, Water Supply, Town Planning and Health.


  1. To strengthen the quality of Local Government through professional management
  2. To provide knowledge and skills which are common to all city managers
  3. To continue professional development for persons in urban management positions
  4. To share information and experiences in city management practices
  5. To assess international information on developing technologies and best management practices.

Our Mission

To provide a platform for City Managers and urban professionals to interact and bring forth best practices, disseminate information and act as a knowledge house for urban issues and provide opportunities for City Managers to acquire qualities and skills in order to act as leaders of change for better urban life for the whole community.

The following are the members of CMAK with a yearly membership fee . CMAK consists of 206 various category members from Urban Development Department of Karnataka.

Line Department Members

  1. BBMP
  2. BDA
  3. KUWS&DB
  5. DMA
  6. BWSSB
  7. SIUD

Members – Urban Local Bodies

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The Managing Committee of CMAK comprises of 9 following officials :

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

Vice President 1:
Bangalore Development Authority

Vice President 2 :
Managing Director,
Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board

Vice Presiden 3 :
Managing Director,
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development & Finance Corporation

General Secretary :
Directorate of Municipal Administration

Joint Secretary:
Joint Director (Admn),
Directorate of Municipal Administration

Joint Secretary:
Mysore City Corporation

Joint Secretary:
Joint Director (Reforms),
Municipal Reform Cell

JJoint Director (Finance)
Directorate of Municipal Administration

Executive Committee of CMAK comprises of :

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CMAK Office comprises of :

  • State Coordinator
  • Research Associates / Experts / Consultants
  • Administration and Technical Staff

The major Activities of CMAK are :

  • Participatory, action-oriented training is our main focus area while we endeavour to improve knowledge skills and attitude for managing urban processes of today.
  • CMAK supports the ULBs by providing advisory and technical assistance in Project Management, Capacity building, Systematic documentation, Costing analysis, Resource mobilization, Network and Research & Development .
  • We also facilitate Project planning and implementation for all the Urban development related sectors.
  • We conduct national and international level workshops/study tours to peer exchange ideas / practices.
  • We follow a multi-dimensional approach by facilitating national, regional and international workshops for capacity building. Seminars and city programs are organized and media partnerships enabled.
  • We develop and disseminate working papers/topical write up/other documentation with information, analyses and perspectives on urban issues.


CMAK is an affiliate member of International County Management Association, Washington
ICMA supports local government professionals worldwide, the communities they serve, and the profession they value. As an ICMA member, you are part of a worldwide community of over 9,000 who share a commitment to local government excellence and dedication to the highest standards of honesty and integrity, and who help make good communities great, giving us a place we’re proud to call home.


All the activities (Admn, Projects, Training and Workshops, Study Tours etc) of CMAK are managed by the Annual Membership fee received by Line Departments and ULBs.

The Line Departments and Urban Local Bodies of Karnataka are the Members of CMAK abided by a Government Orders (enclosed). One time corpus amount is paid to become the member and further yearly / annual membership fee is collected from them. The corpus amount is invested and AMF collected is utilised for running CMAK.

Current CMAK In-house Staff :

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