How to Join

Joining NACIO is easy – If paying by credit card, submit your online application and then follow the instructions. NACIO memberships run on a calendar year. If paying by check, please download our membership application and mail it along with membership dues (check made out to NACIO) to:

Lori Letzring, NACIO President

440 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619

Membership Fees (based on calendar year):

County Staff Member (Individual) $85

($60 for each additional staff member)

State Association Staff Member $110

($60 for each additional staff member)

Non-County Governments $185 

($60 for each additional staff member. School Boards, Municipalities, etc.)

Please note that there will be no refunds granted

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.

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.