Membership Categories

Membership Categories and Benefits

State membership

State membership is open to full-time employees from the departments or agencies having primary responsibility for the provision and management of information technology resources including services, products, engineering and procurement for state agencies and public institutions. Each state designates one delegate to act on its behalf, casting a vote at the annual business meeting or representing the state in other association business. State members have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions as national executive board officers, regional leaders or committee members. State membership dues include three registrations to a regional seminar and the annual conference.


Associate membership

Associate membership is open to any governmental department, agency, board or public institution with responsibility for, or an executive interest in information technology. This membership is held in the name of the particular entity, which is asked to designate a primary contact. 

Corporate affiliate membership

Corporate affiliate membership is open to private sector companies in the business of providing information technology equipment, facilities and/or services to the states. The membership promotes more productive interaction between the states and the corporate community, strengthening the ability to form the kind of partnerships that encourage innovative problem-solving and more efficient government. The membership is held in the name of the company, which is asked to designate one national-level manager as the primary contact. Corporate affiliates have the opportunity serve in leadership through the Corporate Affiliate Committee.  

Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership

Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership is open to private sector companies in the business of offering/providing information technology, hardware, software, facilities and/or services to the public sector.  A small/micro business is defined as an entity with 15 or fewer full-time equivalent employees or annual revenue of $1,000,000 or less.  Small/micro business affiliates enjoy the same benefits as corporate affiliate members. 

Annual membership fees are as follows:

State membership $4,500
Associate membership $1,000
Corporate affiliate membership $4,500
Small/micro business affiliate membership $2,000
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