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Join WGR and invest in your own personal and professional development.

WGR membership is open to all individuals regardless of race, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any known or unknown identity. WGR believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization is critical to our continued success. 

Click on the Member Type below for more information.

  


Any person who is recognized as having professional responsibilities in the field of government relations or in the field of public affairs* and is engaged in an employment relationship with an entity in the private sector that is not designated as a non-profit as defined below. Private Sector Member Fee $195 (One-time initiation fee $50)



 


Any person who is recognized as having professional responsibilities in the field of government relations* and is engaged in an employment relationship with any federal, state or local governmental entity. Public Sector Defined Public Sector Member Fee $45 (Initiation fee waived)

 


Any person who is recognized as having professional responsibilities in the field of government relations or public affairs* and is engaged in an employment relationship with an entity designated as a non-profit by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Non-Profit Member Fee $150 (Initiation fee waived)



 


Any person who supports the mission of WGR and its members and who works in an industry that provides goods or services to public or private entities involved in the field of government relations or public affairs. Vendor/Supplier Member Fee $195 (One-time initiation fee $50)



 


Any person located outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (D.C./VA/MD) or any person who has been a member in good standing and leaves the field of government relations or public affairs for other professional endeavors or for reasons such as involuntary termination of employment, pregnancy, child care or retirement. Associate Member Fee $100 (Initiation fee waived)

 


Any person who supports the mission of WGR and its members, is currently a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university and is not currently employed. (School name and email must be provided.) Full-time Student Member Fee $25 (Initiation fee waived)

 


Organizations looking to provide membership for multiple employees should consider the WGR Empowerment Network (WEN). WEN is an organizational membership that offers an “all in one” package to include membership, event attendance and visibility for the organization and staff. Packages can be personalized based on organization’s needs. Please contact Emily Bardach, Executive Director to learn more about the benefits of WEN.

 

 

* A government relations or public affairs professional is defined as someone who:

  • Takes an active role in determining the impact of legislative and/or executive branch and/or political activities at the federal, state, international, and/or local levels;
  • Drafts position papers, testimony or publications on legislative, regulatory/public policy or political issues, or who identifies, researches, tracks, or analyzes public policy issues
  • Acts as official representative on legislative, regulatory/public policy or political issues;
  • Manages decision-making, strategy development or policy determination with respect to federal, state or local governments;
  • Develops grassroots, grasstops or other community outreach programs to support other advocacy activities;
  • Determines and manages fundraising, including the solicitation or distribution of funds by a political action committee or other political organization; and/or
  • Provides analysis about legislative issues, elections and/or political candidates.

 

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