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 NASCA’s 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 Sarah Razor, 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.

All the benefits outlined in the standard membership are included. This option is designed to provide more professional development opportunities to deputy directors/senior level staff. Costs related to two professional development opportunities are included in dues for the state chief administrator (or a proxy) annually plus one additional designee, including:

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

To accommodate a variety of budget cycles, state members may purchase this as a two-year renewal and take advantage of a 1.5% discount.

To accommodate a variety of budget cycles, state members may purchase this as a two-year renewal and take advantage of a 1.5% discount.

*Travel reimbursement includes ground and air fare costs. Amount reimbursed is determined annually in the budgeting process. In 2017, the amount was set at $600 for Institute travel and $250 for Spring Conference travel.

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

Testimonials


Bob Blair, Director
Ohio Department of Administrative Services 

"Six plus years ago when I was named Director of Ohio Administrative Services I found myself a member of the National Association of Chief Administrators. I didn’t realize at the time how important this relationship was, however, years later I am certainly glad I continued Ohio’s relationship with NASCA.  Knowing what other states are facing and being able to inform both our legislature and Governor of their activities has allowed us be more successful in our projects. Building relationships with other states has been beneficial to understand how to shape policies and manage projects avoiding  mistakes and taking wrong directions.”

 

Chris Liu, NASCA President and Director
Washington Department of Enterprise Services

"It is our goal at NASCA to bring together state general services professionals from the 50 states to develop creative and timely solutions to issues facing the states. As a non-profit association, formed in 1976, we provide members with the knowledge and the tools for effectiveness and efficiency in state government administration through education, networking, and information exchange on state government trends, leading edge innovations, standards, and best practices.”

 
 
 
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