County and Business Membership
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Representing County Executives, County Judges, County Mayors, Parish Presidents, Boroughs, and City- County consolidations
As a member of County Executives of America, you will profit from an organization that caters to your specific needs. CEA’s membership is comprised of top-level elected local government officials. All members must be duly elected by and fully represent their entire constituency, responsible for county budgets and services, and have authority for civil employees. CEA 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.
Those elected work hard to be effective leaders and to accommodate the needs of the people and communities they serve. CEA works directly with principal decision-makers in all areas of government, so our members get their needs heard and questions answered. CEA also works with private sector business leaders from around the world in order to create economic opportunities for our members' local communities. County Executives of America provides its members with the voice they need to remain strong politically and information on valuable county programs that help our members cut costs and improve local services.
CEA spans the entire nation. There are over 700, of just over 3,000 U.S. counties, that follow a "county executive" government structure. CEA represents those counties that maintain a county executive style of government, affording the association a presence in 45 states.
Benefits you and your county will receive as members
of the County Executives of America:
Opportunities to engage in an on-going dialogue with county executives and other local government leaders from around the country
National support for legislative issues of importance to you and your county
Policy research as well as advocacy among federal agencies for county funding; learn where you can go to get the funds your county needs
Exclusive programs and products designed to help you manage more efficiently your county, state, and federal officials across the country
Discover the best practices in areas like energy conservation, waste management, healthcare, business attraction, transportation and more
Access to CEA's public-private and international partnership programs developed to foster local economic growth in a fast-changing global marketplace
Members also receive extensive benefits including our Omnibus Task Force which has helped members address many important issues facing counties and especially concerning prescription drugs issues. CEA helps counties navigate the litigation process and receive settlement money (CEA played a leadership role resulting in a $26 Billion preliminary settlement with the “Big Three” opioid distributors) for drug related claims.
Business/ Associate Member Program
CEA welcomes public-private partnerships. Through its Associate Member Program, CEA works with members of the private sector to build public-private partnerships that will improve communities across the nation. Associate members offer important contributions from an industry perspective. CEA welcomes all civic-oriented businesses to join or make contributions to the organization.
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 the census. For example, a county with a population of 100,000 will pay annual dues of $1,000.
Benefits to Membership
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Pharmacy Cost Containment Solutions for CEA Membership
Mitigate the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs
Prescription cost containment solutions is one of the many benefits of CEA membership. CEA has an association with a Pharmacy Benefits Administrator (PBA) that has a proven track record of performance. At no cost to the county, this Pharmacy Benefits Administrator evaluates, negotiates, manages, and monitors self-funded pharmacy benefit programs - focusing on Specialty medication price gouging.
Albany County, NY, has saved over $1.5 million by partnering with a Pharmacy Benefits Administrator. The Pharmacy Benefits Administrator’s goal is to:
• Provide best in class service
• Target specialty medication utilization, and help realize significant savings
• Eliminate cost-sharing for members
• Reduce overall specialty drug cost for employers
• Employers save money, and members obtain the medication at no cost
• Deploy custom clinical programs to meet employers' needs
from the IIJA
Congress passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ("IIJA"), a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. The IIJA includes billions of dollars in competitive funding available to states, cities, towns and municipalities across dozens of new and existing federal agency programs.
Capitol Counsel's Infrastructure Implementation Practice Group can work with you and your county to assess and access infrastructure dollars. Capitol Counsel's team of deeply-experienced Washington, D.C., lobbyists have a specialized focused on this historic, federal funding opportunity and provide political analysis, strategic advice, and advocacy services for CEA membership.