URISA Introduces New Membership Options

In response to frequent requests, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has introduced new categories of membership for 2014. In addition to professional and student membership and partner opportunities for private sector companies of all types and sizes, URISA is pleased to announce a tiered Government Agency Membership, based on a jurisdiction’s population; a Young Professional Membership category for individuals aged 35 and under; and an Educational Institution Membership to support outreach to the academic community.

A URISA Government Agency Membership is designed specifically for city/county/regional governments that wish to provide a professional membership for their GIS staff whether they are clustered in one department or spread out across a number of departments (assessor’s office, public health, planning, etc.). This enterprise membership is an opportunity to streamline an agency’s URISA membership while taking advantage of cost efficiencies. This group membership includes additional features, such as URISA Certified Workshop licenses for on-site training and URISA annual conference group registration deals.

For a number of years, URISA has demonstrated its commitment to young professionals through the introduction and support of the Vanguard Cabinet. To further appeal to the next leaders of the organization, URISA is pleased to announce a Young Professional Membership at a $50 annual savings.

Most of URISA’s founding members were esteemed faculty within urban planning departments. A targeted and continuous recruitment campaign for student members is high on URISA’s agenda. An Educational Institution Membership is now available to faculty and staff at colleges and universities at a single location. This option includes membership for two faculty members and up to 10 student members at a discounted package price.

Now is the time to check out URISA membership! Review all the options and details online. If you have any questions at all, contact any URISA staff member (tel.: 847-824-6300, e-mail: