Why You Should Be a Member of Small City Resource Institute

Full Membership

Membership in the Small City Resource Institute is highly affordable and offers many benefits for municipal governments. For $1.50 per resident, capped at $500 annually, municipal governments can become a member. With membership comes the following benefits:

  • Free access to our document library, which includes the following:

    • Personnel Policies
    • Police Standard Operating Procedures
    • Financial Policies
    • Procurement Policies
    • Complete Standard City Code
    • Planning Documents
    • Job Descriptions
    • Governing Body Rules
    • Housing Program Documents
    • Economic Development Documents
    • Forms for City Operations – Utility Application, Permit Forms, Etc.
    • Legal Opinions
    • Affiliate Membership List

  • Free and discounted trainings and workshops offered by the Institute.

  • 2 hours annually of complementary legal, financial, or administrative services to be used by the member City or a designated nonprofit in the community.

  • Discounted legal, financial, and administrative services to nonprofits in member communities.

  • Childcare and Preschool Resource Library including:

    • Lesson plans and curriculum.
    • Activity plans.
    • Staff manuals.
    • Record keeping manuals.

  • Eligibility for local high school students to participate in the Public Service Scholarship Program.


Affiliate Membership

Another level of membership is for other individuals, vendors, businesses, and organizations that support our mission of helping small communities succeed. Regular membership for this option costs $500 per year and entitles the member to a listing in our affiliate directory and chances to participate in Institute programs and activities.

If you interested in membership, please fill out the attached form.