# of Auditors
Current Annual Dues Amount
Annual Dues Beginning 7/1/17
* New category for very large organizations
# of Individuals
* New category
So… why are my rates going up?
While expanding your services, we have been prudent with our resources. Costs continue to rise, however, and we have gone many years without any dues increases. In light of these cost challenges and our responsibility to remain fiscally stable, we are increasing member dues.
When are these rates effective?
These annual rates are effective July 2017. The plan is to fix these rates for five years.
What happened to the membership categories?
We wanted to provide more uniform categories. The key difference is size, and we split out the largest organizations, because they receive and leverage the greatest benefits from the association. Our new fee structure helps provide consistency in treatment for members, and also applies to Associate Members.
Why should I pay these rates? What am I getting out of ALGA?
ALGA is a consistent and strong resource for you and all local government auditors. We provide you an excellent value in a variety of areas:
Did ALGA go through a rigorous process to approve these dues?
You bet we did! In Fall 2015, the Board asked the Membership Committee to review the rate structure to ensure consistency between the member benefits and the costs born. Based on that Committee’s recommendations, in Winter 2016, the Board adopted the new structure, effective July 2017 and pending changes to the constitution and bylaws during the 2016 Business Meeting. Those changes were approved by the membership.
During this same time, the ALGA Treasurer was preparing budget projections and found revenues would not support ALGA operations through five years. The Board appointed the Fee and Investment Review Committee to analyze and recommend new fee levels, based on the newly membership categories. The Board deliberated and voted in favor of the Committee’s recommendations in October. The new categories and fee levels are the culmination of those two process.
I’m a Lifetime Member. How do I make sure I can get my free membership?
I’m a Retired Member. What does that mean for me?
Retired members will pay for a membership of one individual.
I’m an Associate Member that is an organization. How do I figure out my rates?