Join ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

By joining ICLEI USA as a local government member or regional or higher education affiliate, you will gain access to the tools, support, resources, and network that you need to set and exceed your sustainability goals, and stand as a leader for other communities. We look forward to working with you.


If you are ready to join now, you can fill out an application today!*


Want more information before becoming a member or affiliate?  Explore our website for membership benefits, program areas, tools, and partners that you can benefit from. When you become a member, regional affiliate, or higher education affiliate, you will gain access to even more resources, such as in-depth reports, online webinars, and technical assistance. You can also contact us to discuss your local area and its potential with ICLEI support.

We do ask our members or affiliates to pay a modest annual fee (see below) that is based on your city or county population. Higher Education Affiliate dues also are based on population. If you are a Regional Affiliate, dues are based on your operating budget. As a nonprofit organization, while some funds are used to keep our (low energy) lights on and pay our expert staff, your dues will go towards further improvements and innovations that will serve your sustainability needs.

Interested in joining ICLEI USA as a partner? Contact us today to discuss how we can collaborate.

*When applying, please be prepared to provide:

  1. The names and full contact information for the paid local government staff person and the local elected official who you plan to designate as liaisons to ICLEI.
  2. The name and full contact information for the person to whom invoices for membership/affiliation dues should be sent.
Membership Dues for Cities or Counties
Population Dues
1 – 50,000  $600
50,001 – 100,000 $1,200
100,001 – 200,000 $1,750
200,001 – 300,000 $2,250
300,001 – 500,000 $2,750
500,001 – 750,000 $3,500
750,001 – 1,000,000 $4,500
1,000,001 – 2,000,000 $5,750
2,000,001 – 4,000,000 $7,000
> 4,00,000 $8,000
Dues for Regional Affiliates
Operating Budget Dues
< $750,000 $2,500
$750,000 – $1.5M $3,000
$1.5M – $3M $4,000
$3M – $5M $5,500
$5M – $7.5M $6,500
$7.5M – $10M $8,000
> $10M $9,500
Dues for Higher Education Affiliates
Student Population Dues
< 1 – 5,000 $600
5,001 – 15,000 $1,125
15,001 – 30,000 $1,750
> 30,000 $3,000