Chapter Membership-Join

A Regional Chapter is made up of multiple jurisdictions whose staff enjoy membership in both the LGHN and the Regional Chapter group. A jurisdiction may include an unlimited number of staff on the membership. Regional groups may hold events and offer programming separately from what's offered by the LGHN.  Dues are determined by the forming board of the Regional Chapter.  

A Local Chapter is a single jurisdiction membership with an unlimited number of members from the organization.  Pricing is determined by the number of employees working for the organization. To start a new local chapter, Please contact LGHN  Individuals who wish to join an existing local chapter, see the contacts below under Local Chapters.

With any chapter membership, each jurisdiction that joins, must designate a primary contact to handle payment of the annual dues and maintain the list of members. 


To join your ORGANIZATION to one of these Regional Chapters, select a JURISDICTION APPLICATION below. By doing so, you will become the Primary Contact for your organization.  DUES FOR REGIONAL CHAPTERS

Written instructions for how to complete the application for a NEW jurisdiction,  How to complete the Regional Chapter application or view the steps in this Video.

JURISDICTIONS Joining a Regional Chapter - Select an application from the list of regional chapters below*  

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION - if your jurisdiction is NOT a member, you may join a regional chapter as an individual. 

STUDENT APPLICATION - full-time students under a regional chapter. 


LOCAL CHAPTERS - To start a new local chapter, Please contact LGHN   
Please contact the representative below to be added to an exiting local chapter's membership.


Resources for starting a Chapter

LGHN Chapter Toolkit: Resources for LGHN Chapters & Local Government Members
LGHN is updating the chapters’ toolkit to provide information to members on how to start a chapter as well as how to sustain your chapter once it is established. This updated version is a draft of the expanded document currently under review by the membership committee. Members are invited to review the document and add comments about what you would like to see clarified, added, or otherwise amended. Please submit your comments to 
Chapter Bylaws Template
Contract Template for Chapter Administrative Assistance
LGHN Chapter Affiliation Agreement
SAMPLE Worksheet for Dues Calculation

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