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Every county, city, and town in Virginia is eligible to become a member of the Institute. Any town under 1,000 population becomes a member automatically when its parent county joins.


Membership dues are based on the locality's population. They range from $250 to $20,000. This formula was recommended by a task force of public officials to be equitable, affordable, and voluntary. For information on joining, contact Tedd Povar, 804-371-0202.


Institute members enjoy unlimited access to EBIS, the Institute's email broadcast information service. Click here for a description of this popular service.