Association of Rural Communities in Texas

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

Why ARCIT?

"Networking with rural communities is vital to our success and there is strength in numbers when focusing on state and regional issues." (Kim Little, Director of Economic Development, City of Coleman)

"Rural Texas is the true heart of Texas and has its hand on the pulse of the state." (Donna Culpepper, Executive Director, Nocona EDC)

"Alone we can do so little, TOGETHER we can do so much." (Michelle Medina, Executive Director, Sweeny EDC)

"ARCIT – serving rural cities, counties & EDCs." (Chris Barbee, Councilman, City of El Campo)

"ARCIT gives our rural communities a louder voice." (Shirley Nolen, Mayor, City of Kingsbury)

"ARCIT is the only organization that represents rural communities in Texas." (Mike Sutherland, Burleson County EDC)

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.

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.

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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.