Benefits of NACA Membership


NACA encourages professional excellence to improve the management of county government. The members of NACA are county administrators from counties across the country, and many are members of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) or the National Association of Counties (NACo). Dues are the primary revenue source enabling NACA to carry out the work program adopted by its members. NACA services include communication and networking, professional development, and membership services.

Other Reasons to Join NACA

  • Support for professionally administered county government
  • NACA Idea Exchange, Meetings, and Seminars at the:
    • NACo Annual Conference
    • ICMA Annual Conference
    • NACo Legislative Conference
  • Professional Development
  • Four Issues of the Journal of County Administration
  • Monthly e-news updates
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Professional recognition
  • NACA peer network of professional county administrators
  • eCivis for NACA - discounted products and services

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Categories of NACA Membership

Block State Members

State-based associations of county managers and administrators qualify for block membership in the National Association of County Administrators (NACA) when the state association's members join NACA as corporate, associate, or honorary members (as appropriate). State associations shall be eligible for a dues discount of $50 per person when block membership is verified.

The following states currently participate in NACA block membership:

  • Arizona
  • California  
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin


Block state member dues are $50 per individual per year (paid by the state association).

Corporate Members

If you are a county administrator or county manager, you are eligible for corporate membership in the association.

A county administrator is that individual and/or their assistant(s) and staff, regardless of official title, who is directly responsible to the governing body or elected chief executive and whose official duties are primarily devoted to general management or administration of county activities.


If your county population is:     

Your dues are:  

Under 30,000




Over 100,000


Associate Members

If you are not eligible to become a corporate member, but have a professional interest in the objectives and programs of this association, you may become an associate member.


Associate member dues are $35 per individual per year.

Retired Member

Any corporate member of NACA or a county government professional who has retired and wishes to remain affiliated with the NACA. Membership of this type shall require a written verification of retirement sent to the Secretary-Treasurer, the approval of the Regional Vice President for the applicant's region, and payment of any applicable dues. If a retired member returns to full-time work, this type of membership and corresponding dues will convert to the appropriate type of membership until the member re-retires, at which time the retired member status will be reinstated.



Student Member

Any individual enrolled in a full-time or part-time education program who is not eligible to be a corporate member may become a student member upon the approval of the Regional Vice President from the applicant's region and payment of any applicable dues.



Honorary Members

Any person who has rendered distinguished service to the cause of better county government shall be eligible for honorary membership.

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