About Aim

Formerly known as the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Aim is the official voice of municipal government in Indiana. We’re a nonpartisan organization that works closely with state legislators and other organizations on key initiatives related to quality of place and making government work better for the benefit of all Hoosiers.

Aim believes that Indiana advances when its municipalities are empowered.

We represent cities and towns statewide, and we have more than 460 municipal members of all sizes.

Our work involves


Aim represents municipal government before the Indiana General Assembly. We advocate for the success of Hoosier municipalities as laboratories of innovation, hubs of talent, and the engines driving the Indiana economy.

Education and networking

We host an annual conference that features state and national speakers, workshops, and a large exhibition; as well as other events throughout the year on a variety of municipal topics. And our Legislative Day provides members with key legislative insights, as well as networking access in the Indiana Statehouse.


Aim publishes a comprehensive guide to municipal budgeting. This annual guide helps members navigate the process, forms, deadlines, and inevitable changes involved in municipal budget adoption.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Why did IACT become Aim?

We’d been known as the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) since the late sixties, and we realized that we weren’t changing with the times. Aim represents our transformation into a more modern and engaged organization; the new branding mirrors changes we’ve made internally to become nimble and proactive. Read about our new vision.

Q: How do I navigate the Aim website?

Our website is divided into separate hubs for Members, Legislators, and Media. While you can explore any of these hubs, you’ll find the most relevant content in your applicable hub. And once you visit one of these hubs, the main page of that hub will serve as your starting point when you return to the website. Each hub includes a feed of content such as blog posts, videos, and resources that have been tagged for relevance to that hub.

Q: Who are Aim members?

The largest segment of Aim members is cities and towns of every size from across Indiana. We also have a Corporate Partners program that allows businesses, agencies, nonprofits, universities, and other organizations to join Aim.

Q: Where can I find information on Aim legislative initiatives?

Aim is active throughout the legislative session and publishes frequent legislative updates. View our 2017 Legislative Agenda page to read about our legislative initiatives. You can also download the Aim app to get direct communication about the work we’re doing.

Need more information? Get to know Aim.