County Membership



County Members

Our members are the top decision-makers in their counties and have full responsibility for the growth of the local economy and the well-being of county citizens.


County Member Benefits

As a member of County Executives of America, you will profit from an organization that caters to your specific needs and provides personal attention every single time. 


What you and your organization will receive as County Members of County Executives of America:


  • Daily national news briefings which also include comprehensive policy issue developments, legislative tracking, conference schedules, and other events.


  • Invitation to all CEA meetings and special events across the country and abroad.


  • National support for legislative issues of importance to you and your county.


  • Access to CEA's public-private partnership and international partnership programs developed to foster local economic growth in a fast-changing global marketplace.


  • Policy research and grant services as well as advocacy among federal agencies for county funding.


  • Exclusive government programs and products designed to help you manage your county, state, and federal officials across the country.


  • Opportunities to engage in an on-going dialogue with county executives and other local government leaders.


Experience More


  • Learn who is who in the federal government, and where you should go to get the funds your county needs.


  • Discover the best practices in areas like energy conservation, waste management, healthcare, business attraction, intermodalism, and many more.


  • Expand your reach by utilizing CEA's many contacts in Washington D.C. and beyond.


Who Can Be a Member

While CEA is dedicated to serving all counties throughout the United States, those eligible to become members must meet the following criteria:


  • The prospective member must be a duly elected officer of a county government within the boundaries of the United States.


  • The prospective member must be elected by the duly represented entirety of the county population.


  • The prospective member must actively participate in the formulation of policy and budgetary execution.


  • The prospective member must act as the chief executive officer of county government.


The Most for Your Money

CEA believes that all counties, large and small, ought to be represented. So we've made joining CEA easy and affordable through our unique annual dues payment plan based on a formula of one cent per county resident as listed in current population figures. For example, a county with a population of 100,000 will pay annual dues of $1,000.


We also strive to make our dues structure fair and flexible to best suit your annual county budget. Our billing cycle begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. However, counties that join during the fiscal year will pay a prorated amount for the remainder of the billing cycle.  Click HERE to fill out a County Membership Application.


To request more information, please email Michael Griffin at or call 202-628-3585.