State Membership

NASCA state membership is open to all state and U.S. territories. The membership runs on a July 1 – June 30 cycle, and may be renewed annually or biennially. The state chief administrator (or equivalent) serves as a NASCA primary member, and his/her senior staff and deputy directors are encouraged to participate in benefits. Two state membership options and their respective benefit levels are outlined below.

Interested in joining NASCA? Contact NASCA’s Executive Director, with questions about a membership with NASCA.

Develop executive management and leadership skills by participation in conferences, networking and learning forums, including the annual Institute on Management and Leadership and Roundtable conferences, which are often held with strategic partners. Costs related to two professional development opportunities are included in dues for the state chief administrator (or a proxy) annually, including:

  • Travel reimbursement*, hotel accommodations, and registration for the state chief administrator to attend the Institute on Management and Leadership.
  • Travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations, and registration for the state chief administrator to attend one Spring Conference.

Stay connected with fellow state chief administrators and state leaders through the NASCA state member online community (coming in November).

Contribute to and access tools such as an online resource library, NASCA whitepapers and academic case studies, newsletters and more.

Stay informed on trends and best practices that contribute to an effective state government. Members may participate in all-state calls, topical webinars and surveys, as well as connect with peers on questions and to share state practices.

Eligibility to serve and lead on NASCA’s committees and workgroups.

Access member directory of state information, including an interactive map with peer chief administrator’s areas of responsibility, contact information, photo and bio.

Approved by voting member states at the NASCA Annual Business Meeting, October 13, 2017