Associate Member Affiliates
The Texas Association of Regional Councils welcomes the following organizations as Associate Members. We appreciate their support of regional efforts across the state as they share their ideas, innovations and resources.
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Texas Association of Counties
Associate Membership Information
The Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC), organized in 1973 by an interlocal agreement among Texas’ 24 regional councils, assists the state’s regional councils by strengthening their capabilities to serve their local government members, providing a forum for the regular exchange of information and ideas, educating government entities and the general public about regional councils, and representing the regional councils before both state and federal agencies and legislative bodies.
More than 2,000 cities, counties and other local governments participate in Texas’ 24 regional councils. They are instrumental in helping local communities address a wide range of issues including: homeland security, aging services, natural resources, transportation, workforce development, economic development, criminal justice, and 9-1-1 communications. Regional councils also work to coordinate efforts among state, federal, and local programs to maximize their impact on communities and eliminate duplication of services.
TARC carries out its mission through a governing Board of Directors and an Executive Directors’ Council alongside policy and program committees and staff associations. The Association holds bi-annual meetings to discuss current issues, provide leadership and staff development training, examine issues facing regional councils statewide, and share innovations in regional services.
Why become an Associate Member?
By becoming an Associate Member of TARC, your organization gains a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders of Texas’ many regions. Your organization will have contact with cities, counties, and other local governments as local leaders work together to face the changes of a growing state. As an Associate Member, you will be better informed about legislative issues and other concerns facing Texas’ regional councils, as well as have the opportunity to help address concerns that directly impact Texans’ lives.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Insight from local leaders across Texas
- Recognition for support of Texas’ regional councils
- Listing on TARC membership list and TARC website
Annual dues are $500.
Complete the Association Membership Application Form (PDF Format)
Send your dues payment to:
TARC reserves the right to reject any application from an organization that TARC officials or the TARC Board of Directors deems inappropriate or incompatible with TARC standards.
If you have questions, e-mail us or give us a call at (512) 478-4715.