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Membership Dues and Benefits

No city or region lacks talent, but most cities and regions lack a vehicle for connecting with talent and ideas in other cities/regions. We’re a national network of cross-sector, cross-generation leaders committed to connecting leaders with each other and with smart ideas for making cities connected, innovative, talented, & distinctive.

2014 Membership Dues:

Organization/Business - $1,000
Individual - $595
Young and Restless (Under 35) - $95
City Cluster (10 members) - $10,000
Discounted Additional Cluster Memberships (after first 10 members) - $500/additional member

*Cluster examples: $10,000=10 memberships; $12,500= 15 memberships; $15,000=20memberships; $20,000=30 memberships; $25,000=40 membership

Former Cluster model included 12-memberships for $25,000

We would be more than happy to take the time to have a brief conversation to discuss our membership network. By having a conversation with potential members, we can get to know each other and so we can address any questions you might have. Give us a call at +1 216.687.5268 or contact anyone on our staff. We'd be glad to address any questions you might have. Our contact information is located here. Having said that, we don’t want to unnecessarily impose on your valuable time, so if you prefer to dispense with an initial phone call, please go to www.ceosforcities.org/join to sign up for your membership. Either way, we are appreciative!

Individual, Organizational/Business Membership Benefits

  • Discounted Registration Fee to Spring Workshop & Fall National Meeting
    • Up to $250 Discount on Spring Workshop (based on dates of registration)
    • Up to $750 Discount on Fall National Meeting (based on dates of registration)
    • One free or discounted registration per individual or organization
  • Free Access:
    • All CEOs for Cities Research Reports (non-members pay varying fees)
    • Newsletter
    • Webinars (non-members pay varying fees)*
    • National Membership Directory (exclusive to members)*
    • Website Resource Pages (e.g. city success stories, case studies, ideas, practices; annual Talent Dividend Summit and National Meeting summaries, powerpoints, videos

City Cluster Membership Benefits

Estimated value of $20,000-over $25,000 depending on number of Cluster members and participation in CEOs for Cities convenings

  • Dues -$10,000 for 10 membershipsIndividual dues are $595 and Organizational/Business dues are $1,000, but, unlike Cluster members, they must pay a $750 registration fee to the Fall Annual Meeting, so your Cluster is saving from $345-$745 per membership, or $3,450-$7,450 per Cluster.
  • Your Cluster saves even more after the first 10 members because each additional member costs only $500;so the Cluster then saves from $845-$1,245 per additional member.
  • Free Registration to Annual Fall National Meeting
    • One Free Registration per member (at least $750 savings per member, or $7,500 per Cluster. Individual & Organization Members pay $750; Non-Members pay $1,250)
  • Annual Spring and Fall City Cluster Workshops
    • Two 1- day Workshops exclusive to City Clusters. The Workshops are highly interactive deep dives into 1-2 priority issues of common concern. o Early Registration is Free. After early registration expires, registration fee per member for each workshop is $100-$500 depending on the depth and length of the Workshop. ($500-$900 savings per member based on estimated cost of $1,000 per member, or $5,000-$9,000 per Cluster)
  • Discounted Registration Fee to Spring Talent Dividend Meeting
    • $195 registration fee($400 savings per member; non-members-$595 registration fee)
  • Individual and Organization/Business Memberships in City Cluster Cities are only $500 and are considered Cluster members. (For Individuals, this is a savings of $845; for Organizations/Businesses, this is a savings of $1,245).
  • Each Cluster Designates 2 members to serve on  CEOs for Cities National Cluster Advisory Council (quarterly phone conferences)
  • Customized Cluster Page on CEOs for Cities Website
    • Cluster member profiles
    • Access to published articles, blog posts and newsletter
    • Resources page
  • Free Access:
    • All CEOs for Cities Research Reports (non-members pay varying fees)
    • Rethinke-newsletter
    • Webinars (non-members pay varying fees)*
    • National Membership Directory (exclusive to members)*
    • Website Resource Pages (e.g. city success stories, case studies, ideas, practices; annual Talent Dividend Summit, City Cluster Workshop, and National Meeting summaries, powerpoints, videos)
    • City Cluster Toolkit  (suggestions for maximizing effectiveness of your Cluster)
    • PPT Slides for use in local Cluster meetings (exclusive to members)
    • Showcase programs/initiatives in National Meeting Marketplace of Ideas (non-members-$1,250 exhibit fee) 
  • Priority Opportunities:
    • Access to guest speakers for local City Cluster meetings (when possible, at reduced speaker fee or expenses-only)
    • Host Spring National Talent Dividend Summit; or Spring City Cluster Workshop; or Fall City Cluster Workshop/National Meeting in your city
    • Discounted products and services from third parties
    • Discounted CEOs for Cities consulting services, including local workshops; inter-city missions, and customized research
    • Speak at Fall National Meeting