Membership - CivicWell


Become a CivicWell Member

The CivicWell national network is made up of policymakers and emerging leaders. Together, our members pursue innovative smart-growth and climate resilience strategies, seek new partners and tools to build thriving communities, strengthen local economies, and enrich the lives of all residents.

With the help of our network of visionary local elected officials and community leaders, we work to transform communities by inspiring each other and sharing promising strategies for resilient and equitable communities. As a CivicWell member, you will have access to our direct assistance and practical tools for implementing on-the-ground successes in your community.

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California has a housing supply and affordability crisis of historic proportions, and the consequences of failing to effectively and aggressively confront this crisis is hurting residents of California. I joined [CivicWell] because I want to be a part of a solution oriented statewide organization that integrates civic engagement with environmental, social, and economic priorities.

Zach Hilton
City of Gilroy

The breadth of topics, experts, and connections with other local government officials made joining CivicWell an easy decision. Well worth it, immediately useful, and it’s critical our rural voices are at the table for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Jaron Brandon
County of Tuolumne

Member Benefits


Networking and Best Practices

Become part of a network of visionary community leaders and experts. Learn from successes and challenges faced by forward-thinking peers.

Event Discounts

Get discounted admission to national, statewide, and regional CivicWell events. This includes our signature event, the annual CivicWell Policymakers Conference, as well as intimate Policymaker Roundtables and more.


CivicWell hosts periodic webinars with program staff and a representative from a local government or community agency to walk through a current or recent project. These events demystify the planning process, implementation, challenges faced, and more. Attendees are able to ask questions and learn how to make similar projects come to life in your own communities.

News and Action Updates

Receive regular articles and updates on issues you care about from an organization you trust, including policy updates, smart growth case studies, and climate resilience events. Access timely information about funding opportunities for projects around affordable housing, shared mobility, active transportation, stormwater management, and more.

Resource Highlights

Access best practices and practical tools for your community. A quarterly highlight of fact sheets or guidebooks from our Resource Library.

Policy Action Alerts

Help support groundbreaking legislation. Policy updates around legislation for climate resilience, affordable housing, and more.

Membership Levels

We provide a variety of options for membership, for individuals and groups.

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$600 – 9,500/yr

Agency – Cities, counties, special districts, CBOs, and agencies—annual fee depends on population of region served. Find detailed information about levels in the registration form.


Leader – Individual local elected officials, government staff, community leaders, friends, and supporters. Upgrade to the Change Maker level for acknowledgment on our social media ($275/yr)


Students, CivicSpark Fellows, CivicSpark Alumni

Become a Member

Become part of our network of changemakers committed to creating healthy, equitable, and climate-resilient communities.