ARCIT gives rural communities a voice and a seat at the table in industry, politics, and decision making for our state.

Lynda Pack
Executive Director, Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation
  • Member Services

    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.

  • Become a Member!

    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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Member Benefits - As an ARCIT member you have access to a range of programs and services available to your community:

  • Rural and Small Communities Legislative/Policy Alerts: Legislative/policy updates through your ARCIT website. Members may view the ARCIT website for current information regarding issues impacting rural and small communities in Texas and important agency information which may impact your community.
  • State Agencies: ARCIT works with state agencies to assure equitable and cost-effective access to programs impacting rural and small communities. ARCIT also works closely with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) along with other agencies, statewide leaders and leadership at the State Capitol to ensure the voice of rural and small communities is heard and favorable actions are taken for regions of our state.
  • Consultation: ARCIT staff is available for consultation regarding challenges your community is faced with and will work with each entity to ensure their voice is heard within the organization.
  • Personal Attention: ARCIT is devoted solely to being an advocate for Texans in rural and under-populated areas. This narrow focus allows ARCIT to maintain intimate relationships with its members and offer unique personal attention to our communities and their leaders.
  • Education: Each year the association will hold both an annual conference and regional meetings for the membership to provide dynamic conversation and insight with state and federal agencies, along with statewide leadership, to discuss the issues impacting your community and the state at large.
  • Monthly E-Newsletter: Monthly newsletter on the ARCIT website regarding elections, policy changes and remarks from our members on the issues impacting your region.

2018 – 2019 Annual Membership Dues

City serving a population under 1000
$170.00
  • City
Non-profit
$395.00
    Entities serving a population over 1000
    $395.00
    • City, County, EDC
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Special Districts (water, utility, improvement)
    Other Entities
    $750.00
    • Electric Co-Op
    • Groundwater Conservation District

    Member Directory

     

    Aransas County
    Atascosa County
    Austin County
    Bandera
    Bandera County
    Bastrop County
    Bay City CDC
    Bayside
    Bee County
    Bellville EDC
    Big Lake
    Big Lake EDC
    Bishop
    Bloomburg
    Blum
    Bogata
    Bowie
    Brazos County
    Bremond
    Brenham
    Brewster County
    Bronte EDC
    Brownfield
    Buffalo
    Burleson County
    Burleson County EDC
    Burton
    Callahan County
    Cameron
    Carmine
    Carson County
    Carthage Improvement Corporation
    Cass County
    Celeste
    Centerville
    Chambers County
    Chandler
    Charlotte
    Cisco
    Cleveland EDC
    Clifton
    Coahoma
    Coke County
    Coleman County
    Coleman EDC
    Colorado City
    Colorado County
    Columbus
    Coolidge
    Cross Plains
    Cuero CDC
    Daingerfield
    Daisetta
    Dawson
    DeKalb
    Dickens County
    Dickinson
    Dimmitt
    Eagle Lake
    East Texas COG
    El Campo
    El Campo CDC
    El Campo Chamber
    Emory
    Falfurrias
    Falls City
    Florence
    Friona EDC
    Fulton
    Garrett
    Garza County
    George West
    Giddings Chamber
    Giddings EDC
    Gillespie County
    Godley
    Goldsmith
    Goliad County
    Goldthwaite
    Gonzales
    Gonzales EDC
    Granbury
    Grand Saline
    Grapeland EDC
    Grimes County
    Happy
    Hereford
    Holland
    Hondo
    Howe
    Hudspeth County
    Hutto
    Jack County

     

    Jacksboro EDC
    Jayton
    Jewett
    Johnson County
    Jones County
    Josephine
    Justin EDC
    Kendleton
    Kimble County
    Kingsville
    Kountze EDC
    La Feria
    La Vernia
    Lamb County
    Lampasas County
    Lee County
    Leon County
    Liberty
    Lipscomb County
    Live Oak County
    Lockhart
    Marquez
    McCamey
    McMullen County
    Menard County
    Mexia EDC
    Milam County
    Monahans
    Montgomery
    Morton
    Navarro County
    Navasota
    New Deal
    Nocona EDC
    Oak Ridge North
    Oldham County
    Omaha
    Palacios
    Palestine
    Pettus MUD
    Plainview
    Port Isabel
    Queen City EDC
    Redwater
    Refugio County
    Rice
    Robert Lee EDC
    Roberts County
    Rockdale
    Rockdale Municipal Development District
    Rosebud
    Runge
    San Augustine County
    Seminole
    Shamrock EDC
    Slaton
    Smithville
    Snyder
    Somerville
    Starr County
    Sweeny
    Sweeny EDC
    Tehuacana
    Texas State SBDC
    Timpson
    Tom Green County
    Tyler County
    Upton County
    Vernon
    Waller
    Waller County
    Ward County
    Washington County
    Wharton
    Wharton County
    Whiteface
    Whitesboro EDC
    Wink
    Winnsboro EDC
    Woodsboro
    Woodville
    Yoakum County
    Yoakum EDC
    Yorktown EDC
    Young County