About Membership

NACDEP has three major membership categories. They include active, life and affiliate.

Active Members are currently employed as Extension professionals with at least a 25% extension appointment with responsibilities or strong interests in community and economic development.

  • Active Supporting Member. When renewing membership, an active member may contribute an additional amount, up to and including $100, that will be used for future scholarships. (This amount is tax deductible.)
  • Active Champion Member. When renewing membership, an active member may contribute an additional amount, more than $100, that will be used for future scholarships. (This amount is tax deductible.)

Life Members must have retired from the Cooperative Extension Service having held an appointment and/or had responsibilities in community and economic development. Dues for Life Memberships are payable on a one-time basis and are set at an amount equal to four times the current annual rate of Active Members dues. Life Members have all the rights and privileges of Active Members. If a Life Member returns to active employment status, he/she will be required to pay dues as an Active Member until retirement status is resumed. Life Member status would be reinstated without additional payment when Extension employment returns to retirement status.

Affiliate Members have less than a 25% extension appointment or are not employed by Cooperative Extension Service but have an interest in community development education, outreach or research.

Membership Rate (Active or Affiliate)

Active Membership        $75
Life Membership*          $300
Scholarship Support      $100
Student Membership      $25

*Restrictions apply

To Join or Renew your membership, please contact the National Office at the information below..
      
     To pay by check, please contact Ricky Atkins at assoc.manager@nacdep.net for instructions:
     NACDEP
     140 Island Way
     Suite 316
     Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767