Membership in the Center for Local Government

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Benefits of Membership

Shared ServicesThe Center provides a number of shared services opportunities to its members and it always on the hunt for additional chances to help governments collaborate.  Some examples of shared services include:

                        Mutual Aid Pact for Public Works
                        Solid Waste and Recycling Consortium
                        Treasury Asset Management Program
                        Health Insurance Pool

Information Sharing Services
The Center collects and provides information to its members in a variety of different ways, including a pay database and an annual benefits and pay practices survey.  The Center also conducts Spot Surveys, which are informal surveys where member governments can benchmark each other on a variety of topics.  These can all be accessed through this website in the Member Login area.

Training & Development
The Center provides training and seminar opportunities on topics of interest to our members. For example, the CLG Human Resources Taskforce provides trainings on new developments in HR.  CLG staff provides training to administrative professionals on the latest practices in office management.  Additionally, the Center hosts an annual Leadership Academy.  This intensive six class course is designed for employees of CLG member governments who wish to move into leadership positions.

Professional Network
The Center provides a network of professional public managers who are able to share ideas, experiences and concerns in a non-competitive, mutually supportive environment. Member jurisdictions benefit directly from the combined management skills and rapid information exchange that occurs.

Membership Eligibility

Any City, Village, Township, County, Joint Fire District or Park District located in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Brown, Preble, and Miami.  For governments in these counties (which makes up the CLG membership area), there are two classes of membership.

·        Voting Member:  Any political subdivision, located in the CLG membership area) which employs a full-time, appointed public administrator (e.g. City Manager, Township Administrator, Safety-Service Director)

·        Non-Voting Member:  Any political subdivision, located in the CLG membership area, which does NOT employ a full-time, appointed public administrator (e.g. “strong mayor” communities)

Non-Voting Members are entitled to all of the rights of Voting Members except that they are not entitled to a vote on Center corporation matters and they are not eligible for membership on the Board of Trustees.  ALL Voting & Non-Voting members are eligible to participate in any CLG program that is brought online.

Affiliate Membership is a third membership category.  Affiliate members are communities OUTSIDE the CLG Service Area who wish to participate in CLG’s Health Insurance Pool.  Affiliate Membership is also available to Councils of Governments located anywhere in the State who wish to join the Health Insurance Pool.  The only CLG service available to Affiliate Members is the health insurance pool. If a community INSIDE the CLG Service Area wishes to join the Health Insurance Pool, they must join as either a Voting or Non-Voting member.

Membership shall be effective upon receipt of membership dues from the jurisdiction.

Membership Dues

Membership dues levels are determined by the size of your community’s operating budget.  Membership dues are annual, but are pro-rated for governments who join mid-year.

Operating Budget                  Annual Dues

Greater than $400 Million:        $15,000

$100-$400 million:                  $7,500

$4-$100 million:                      $3,825

$2-$4 million                            $2,000

Under $2 million                       $1,225

Affiliate Membership Rate:        $750                        

Center Governance

The Center operates under the direction of an elected volunteer Board of Trustees.  Board members serve for staggered three-year terms and receive no compensation for their services.  Please click here for the current Board of Trustees.