ICA welcomes membership from qualifying communities. The association also encourages all communities to nominate themselves for the annual Intelligent Community Awards as a step on the path to membership.Qualifying Communities
If your community is a current or former Smart21 Community
, Top Seven Intelligent Community
or Intelligent Community of the Year
, please complete and return a Memorandum of Understanding indicating your interest in membership. Upon receipt of a signed MOU, ICA will work with you to bring your community into membership.
A "community" is defined a town, village, city or metropolitan area – up to a multi-city region or small state or province – that has a distinct identity and the ability to act in a unified manner as a single entity. Its citizens and businesses identify themselves with that community enough to set aside small-scale differences and cooperate for the good of the whole.
Intelligent Community Awards
| Annual Dues|
| Communities, population up to 50,000|| US$1,500|
| Communities, population 50,001 to 500,000|| $3,000|
| Communities, population over 500,000|| $5,000|
To learn about the Intelligent Community Award program and nominate your community, visit the Awards page
at the Intelligent Community Forum.