State Membership

NASCA membership is open to all states and U.S. territories on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year cycle. Dues may be renewed annually or biennially depending on the type of membership selected.

Although membership lies with the state, the state chief administrator (or equivalent) serves as NASCA’s primary member. His/her senior staff and deputy directors are encouraged to participate in the various aspects of membership.

All members receive access to collegial networking through multiple outlets and access to valuable resources for their role. Benefits include:


  • Build relationships with state chief administrators and private sector government operations thought leaders
  • NASCA Collaborate, a members-only online community
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Communities of Practice, Forums, and State Collaboratives
  • Standing operating committees
  • Awards and scholarships to national events
Research & Thought Leadership
  • Complimentary national briefings, all-state calls, and topical webinars
  • NASCA Research, surveys, and executive reports identifying emerging trends and innovations in state government operations
  • Overview of U.S. State Chief Administrator Area of Responsibility
  • Exclusive participation in NASCA Top Ten Survey identifying national priorities
  • Visibility for state initiatives among peers and national media
Rigorous Executive Education & Professional Development
  • Institute on Management and Leadership facilitated by Leadership for a Networked World and Harvard Business School Faculty
  • NASCA Annual Conference providing enhanced continuing education and member engagement

Two state membership options and their respective benefit levels are outlined below.

In addition to member benefits listed above, NASCA provides the following:

  • Registration and travel reimbursement for primary state member (or proxy) to both the Institute on Management and Leadership and Annual Conference.*
  • Ability to register additional senior-level staff for events (Fall)