Annual Sponsors

ARCIT thanks you for supporting our vision!

Grantworks, Inc.

Planning, housing, and community development services for Texas since 1979.

Over the past 35 years GrantWorks, Inc. has grown to become the leading grant management firm in Texas, primarily assisting the state’s rural cities and counties.  Since its founding, the company has managed over $1 billion in grant funding for more than 300 local government clients working in community and economic development, disaster recovery, planning and housing.  Through its Community Development Department, GrantWorks has aided many Texas communities in implementing infrastructure improvement projects, building community parks, creating jobs, and assisting in disaster recovery GrantWorks also helps communities fund and create comprehensive plans and fund and manage the rehabilitation and reconstruction of single family homes.  A company dedicated to the success of its clients, the GrantWorks team has proved itself adept at navigating complex and often convoluted grant process.  Whether you are seeking assistance with disaster relief or planning an infrastructure project, GrantWorks will work toward your community’s success with unmatched professionalism and dedication.

Grantworks, Inc.
2201 Northland Drive
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 420-0303

Tech Cumulus

We’re here to bring you extraordinary capabilities and technologies that enable you to focus on your business and not IT.

Tech Cumulus (TC) is a woman-owned Information Technology company providing enterprise-level support, methodologies, and technologies to small-and medium-sized businesses. Keeping the customer’s budget in mind, TC focuses on Managed Services, Special Projects, and solution-based product sales for businesses with fewer than 1,000 users.  With over 15 years of at the intersection of IT and marketing, Tech Cumulus takes care of your IT world so you can take care of your business.  TC offers the customer a choice when it comes to outsourcing their IT Department. Whether it’s supplementing services to an existing IT Department, or becoming the IT Department – Tech Cumulus has the solution for you.

Tech Cumulus
1122 Colorado, Suite 108
Austin, Texas 78701

Texas Star Alliance

Shaping Public Policy - Changing Conversations – Protecting Your Interests Before the Legislature and State Agencies

Texas Star Alliance is a bipartisan government affairs and lobby firm based in Austin, Texas that represent clients throughout the State of Texas and across the country.  TSA is a results-driven firm and backed by a track record of success.  Our team represents an unmatched depth of expertise across a broad range of issues and industries, including issues impacting counties, municipalities and businesses working with such.  As a boutique public affairs firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to use creativity and insightfulness to tailor our services to the unique needs of each individual client.  From healthcare to energy policy, to municipal government issues and federal legislation, the breath of experience of our principals allows our firm to represent a multitude of clients on a wide variety of issues.  Whether you need help moving a piece of legislation, navigating through regulatory red tape, or developing a new messaging strategy, Texas Star Alliance offers a fresh and effective approach to public affairs for a variety of clients.

Texas Star Alliance
1122 Colorado St., Ste. 102
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 381-1300

Public Management, Inc.

Helping make community services more responsive, effective & efficient with financial assistance, community planning, mapping services and economic development.

Since 1982, Public Management, Inc. has been dedicated to crafting a service that specifically focuses on the quality of life in rural Texas communities.  Founded on the principles of community engagement and relationship building, Public Management assists municipalities with professional planning, management, and financial services.  Public Management emphasizes the importance of understanding each community’s unique needs and identifies the most practical, efficient, and sustainable method to accomplish their goals. Through this process Public Management has secured over $450 million in federal funding for its clients to complete community development, economic development, and disaster recovery projects.  With offices strategically located throughout the state, Public Management offers Texas communities an innovative staff dedicated to offering industry-leading, client-based service.

Public Management, Inc.
207 South Bonham
Cleveland, Texas 77327
(281) 592-0439

Petros Pacesetter

Petros Pacesetter is an investment and advisory firm.

Petros Pacesetter is an investment and advisory firm that operates from a foundation of integrity, experience, and relationships. Petros raises capital by structuring and monetizing tax credits and makes structured investments in select projects nationwide. We also provide long-term financing for energy efficiency improvements to buildings. Doing things the right way, every day, is essential for building a durable firm. We look for the same in our clients, partners, and team members. Doing business with people of similar values makes for productive, lasting relationships. After decades of experience as investors, advisors, and entrepreneurs, our gating question for all new Petros endeavors is: are these people we’ll enjoy doing business with for years to come? Working with strategic partners, Petros raises funds to deploy in growth companies and select other projects around the country. We have deep, strong relationships with insurance companies, our most common funding source, affording us scale for compelling opportunities.

Petros Pacesetter
300 W. 6th St., Ste 1540
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 599-9022

Traylor & Associates

Serving state and local government since 1974. 

TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES is a firm of governmental consultants and planners serving Texas counties and municipalities. The company has operated continuously since 1974, and is considered the oldest firm of its type in the State of Texas, and one of the largest. TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES provides two primary services; 1) the preparation of grant applications to agencies of the State and Federal government; and 2) grant management and compliance documentation services. The firms’ core expertise is in three areas; community and economic development, environmental services, and assisted housing. For more information, please call 903-581-0500.TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES…Always working for your community….ALWAYS.

Traylor & Associates, Inc.
201 Cambridge Rd.
Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 581-0500


Make every connection a strong one

CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company. We strive to enable our customers to transform their businesses and lives through innovative technology solutions. We are an industry leader where technology is continuously advancing and we strive to meet customer expectations while creating opportunities for mutual success.

Century Link
(see website for location & contact details)

Schneider Electric

A well implemented energy retro‐fit project will deliver energy savings with upgrades in energy efficient equipment. Creating an integrated approach with cost savings and results for municipalities, counties and school districts.

Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.

Schneider Electric
1650 Crosby
Carrolton, Texas 75006
(866) 786-5700



Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

Providing Dedicated Service to our Members for over 75 years.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and they have been serving central Texas’ electricity needs for over 75 years and counting.  Bluebonnet Electric Coop. is a Texas born company dedicated to bringing Texans safe, efficient, and affordable power by continuously utilizing the most innovative technology available.

Bluebonnet Electric Co-Op
155 Electric Ave.
Bastrop, Texas 78602
(888) 622-2583

Amazing Grants, Inc.

Committed to solving your city’s unique challenges.

Amazing Grants, Inc. removes the burden from small communities by offering writing services for free. Once the grant is approved May Kay Thomas, President and Founder, manages the project for an agreed upon fee. Amazing Grants grant writing services are targeted towards small cities in the State of Texas with populations less than 50,000.

Amazing Grants, Inc.
P.O. Box 717
104 E. Gilmer Street
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 636-5500

Lone Star College Community Development Institute (CDI)

Improving Communities. Increasing Opportunities

Never before has the practice of community development been more important than it is today. As the world grows smaller through the increased use of global communications, communities of all sizes are finding their boundaries are expanding beyond their city limits. CDI Texas provides practical, interactive, and comprehensive training designed to meet the needs of economic and community development professionals working in a fast paced environment. CDI Texas builds the capacity of individuals and communities to effectively and positively impact economic and social development.

Lone Star College

5000 Research Forest Drive, SB.211.A
The Woodlands, TX  77381
Direct: 832.813.6270 | Fax: 832.813.6624

McLane Intelligent Solutions

Serving Texas Since 1999

McLane Intelligent Solutions provides tailored IT services and support to small and medium-sized Texas businesses and non-profits. Since 1999, organizations across the Lone Star State have relied on our team of IT professionals for worry-free and cost-effective technology solutions that move business forward.

We provide:

  • Around-the-Clock monitoring and management of your network.
  • 24/7 Help Desk and Field Professionals
  • Enterprise-level IT expertise and Texas-friendly service
  • Affordable IT solutions that make sense for your organization
  • A secure online environment for your customers and employees

We understand that Texas leaders need fast and reliable IT support to keep their organizations moving when issues arise. At McLane Intel, we worry about IT so you don’t have to. Call us today at (866) 551-4628 for a complimentary consultation.

McLane Intelligent Solutions
(see website for location & contact details)
(866) 551-4628


The premier provider of innovative collection services for delinquent property taxes, court fines and fees, and other receivables.

At MBVA we go further to help counties, cities, school districts and other special districts receive funds for roads, bridges, parks, facilities, schools, teachers and much more… by designing and implementing effective delinquent collection programs and providing exceptional legal services.

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen
700 Jeffrey Way, #100
Round Rock, Texas 78665
(800) 369-9000

Provision Specialized Resources, LLC

An Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business

The Provision team provides a wide range of management services. Provision has developed an efficient process for collecting grant application information including, information request forms, letters, and databases. They have the resources at their fingertips necessary for data collection in the field including, digital cameras, GPS units, surveying instruments, AutoCAD, and ArcView software. Experience includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) -Disaster Recovery Program Administration and CDBG Program Compliance.

Provision Specialized Resources, LLC
3698 Vernon Dr.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 405-1926-C
(225) 654-0891-O

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