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Give back. Gain more.

Our member volunteers are the backbone of ICSC. We ensure their experiences are worth their time commitment as they give back to the Marketplaces Industry.

Whether you want to organize conferences, advocate for public policy improvements or mentor young professionals, our volunteers are industry leaders devoted to advancing retail and real estate.

Now accepting nominations for ICSC Volunteer Leadership. Nominations due October 16, 2022

ICSC Volunteer Leadership

ICSC’s volunteer leaders are integral members of the Marketplaces Industry who work to promote our organization and address the issues that matter most to our industry. ICSC has 22 Marketplace Councils across North America that are led by appointed Marketplace Council volunteer leaders who assist the ICSC community per specific defined missions for each role. For detailed descriptions of each role, please review here

About ICSC Volunteer Leadership Nominations
If you are or know an ICSC member who is dedicated to advancing the interests of ICSC and its members, submit your Volunteer Leadership Nomination application.

  • Nominations and self-nominations deadline is October 16, 2022.
  • ICSC staff and the appointed Marketplace Council Director will review each application.
  • Qualifications and terms:
    • Ability and willingness to reach out to personal and professional networks to promote ICSC programs
    • Maintain active membership with ICSC
    • When applicable, previously served in a volunteer role within the marketplace or for an event
    • Serve a one (1) year renewable term that can be renewed two additional times for a total maximum term of three (3) years

Note, some roles in certain markets may have multiple chairs of the same kind and some roles may not be filled.

We are grateful to our volunteer leaders who continue to help us make an impact on the marketplaces industry. View 2022 Volunteer Leaders

Get involved today

All members are welcome to volunteer, regardless of skill set, experience level or geographic location. Make a difference in the marketplaces community by engaging with one of the following programs.

Government Relations

Government relation chairs are at the forefront of industry advocacy, focusing on state and local legislative and regulatory policy that affects the marketplaces industry.

Student Engagement

We are committed to cultivating future industry talent by supporting students preparing for careers in marketplaces industry.

ICSC Foundation

Our philanthropic initiatives are centered on identifying and cultivating the next generation of industry talent with a focus on scholarships, mentorships, summer internships, and more.

Next Generation

Next Generation focuses on mentorship, networking and professional development and is the ideal program for emerging talent new to the industry to begin their volunteer experience.

Expand Your Network  

Members who engage with ICSC are part of a community of thousands of industry operators. Regardless of sector or profession, joining an ICSC volunteer community is one of these best ways to grow and your network. 

For more information, please contact

Michael Cowden

Vice President, Volunteer Engagement

Support our industry. Accelerate your career.

When you volunteer with ICSC, you join a community of other members as passionate about the growth of the industry as you are.

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