Association of Rural Communities in Texas

Small & Rural Communities Unified for Collaboration, Education, & Advocacy.

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    Great question! The ARCIT website is getting a facelift, and migrating to a new membership platform. This is a big project, and we anticipate all features being up and running January 2017. In the meantime, if you have a question regarding the website, membership, sponsorships, etc. Please feel free to use the contact form to send us an email, or give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

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Become a Member of ARCIT Today!

Your ARCIT membership offers a strong voice and resource to the Texas State Legislature, Texas State Agencies and the Federal Government to promote the best practices of rural policies and programs while enhancing the quality of life for all rural Texans.

Larger counties in Texas continue to grow at unprecedented rates, and as a result a considerable amount of legislative attention and action is being designed to benefit the larger communities without regard as to its impact on the rest of Texas. The needs of Texans living in rural or less populated areas are being pushed to the wayside, but the one size fits all legislative attitude does not work for everyone. It is the aim of ARCIT to ensure the voices of rural and smaller communities in Texas are heard and our members have a seat at the table when the legislature and agencies are making decisions impacting our communities.

ARCIT is the ultimate resource for rural and small communities in Texas to have one voice! Become a member today!!

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    ARCIT is the only organization in Texas dedicated solely to serving the needs of Texas’ rural and small communities.

  • Learn About Our Events

    Check back for conference archives, upcoming events, and more!

  • Find Your Legislator

    Find out which members of the Texas House and Texas Senate represent you or a specific area.

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See What Our Amazing Members Have to Say

ARCIT epitomizes what rural Texas is and does; work together.

Lee Norman
Lee Norman Garza County Judge

I believe that rural Texas must have a strong voice as choices are made that effect our special places. ARCIT provides an opportunity to work together to promote our common goals.

Adena Lewis
Adena Lewis Bastrop County Tourism & Eco. Dev.