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NACIO Members Receive

  • Access to NACIO’s email listserv, in which participants can solicit helpful information from their peers across the nation about issues in their county.
  • NACIO membership training webinars. Over the past year we have conducted special training webinars that are free to members focusing on professional development topics, best practices and current trends in government communication. Webinars are scheduled to take place quarterly in 2018 and allow members to listen and learn without having to leave their office. 
  • Eligibility to participate in NACIO’s annual Awards of Excellence competition at a discounted rate. Winners are recognized at the annual conference of the National Association of Counties and sample press releases are made available for recognition in local media.
  • Added benefits from NACIO's affiliate organization, the National Association of Counties (NACo) including the ability to present and collaborate at national conferences. The NACo Annual Conference is held each July and the annual Legislative Conference is held each March in Washington, D.C. NACIO's affiliation with NACo allows County PIO's to share expertise, network and learn with other county officials throughout the nation.
  • Exposure to other national professional development and training opportunities such as the Certified Public Communicator program at Texas Christian University that NACIO sponsors scholarships for and has a partnership with.  Recently, NACIO has worked with Government Technology and is planning an upcoming webinar with one of their social media experts for NACIO members. 

Membership Cycle 

NACIO memberships run from January - December on the calendar year.

Membership Fees

County Government

  • County Staff Member (Individual) - $85 for one member; $60 for each additional staff member. This option is idea for departments with 5 or less staff members.
  • Department-wide membership $300 - The department-wide membership is for departments with more than 5 PIO staff members. A department-wide membership enables all the PIO staff to be members of NACIO. In addition, any additions to the staff during the calendar year will also become NACIO members for the remainder of the year without having to pay an additional membership fee.
  • State Association Staff Member - $110 for one member; $60 for each additional staff member. This option is for members of state county associations, e.g., Florida Association of Counties.

Non-County Governments $185 

  • Non-County Government - $185 for one member; $60 for each additional staff member. This membership option is for public information officers who work for other local governments (school boards, municipalities, etc.)

Joining NACIO is Easy

  • To join or renew, please select your membership level below and follow the prompts and your membership will be set up/renewed and an invoice will be generated. 
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Please note that there will be no refunds granted.

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