The National Federation of Municipal Analysts is the parent organization for six Constituent Societies:
Membership in a Constituent Society
If you apply for membership in a Constituent Society and are accepted as a Regular Member of that Society, you automatically become a member of NFMA. In order to be accepted as a Regular Member of a Constituent Society, we request that you spend at least 25% of your job time in municipal research, legal analysis, portfolio management, or supervision of these employees. Other types of municipal finance professionals can be admitted to local societies as Regular Members on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Constituent Society. If your job duties do not enable you to apply for Regular Membership, a Constituent Society may have a type of associate membership that will allow you to join that Society. However, associate members of Societies do not become members of NFMA.
Membership in the NFMA
If you do not live in proximity to a Constituent Society, you can apply for membership in NFMA only as an Affiliated Individual. Both Regular Members of Constituent Societies and Affiliated Individuals are Regular Members of the NFMA. In order to be accepted as a Regular Member of the NFMA, we also request that you spend at least 25% of your job time in municipal research, legal analysis, portfolio management, or supervision of these employees. Other types of municipal finance professionals can be admitted to NFMA as Regular Members on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the NFMA's Membership Committee. If your job duties do not enable you to apply for Regular Membership, you can apply for Associate Membership in the NFMA.
Other Membership Criteria
Membership in the NFMA and its Constituent Societies requires one year of industry experience. Also, you will also be asked to provide the names of two references. If you are applying to a Constituent Society, the references should be members of that Society; if you are applying for NFMA membership, either as an Affiliated Individual or an Associate Member, the references can be members of any Constituent Society or Affiliated Individuals.
Dues will be determined upon acceptance. Each Constituent Society sets its own dues. Regular Members of the Constituent Societies also become members of NFMA and are assessed NFMA dues of $125/year in addition to the dues owed to the Constituent Society. Upon acceptance to a Constituent Society or as an Affiliated Individual or Associate Member of the NFMA only, you will be emailed information regarding payment of dues.
Questions concerning membership may be addressed to Lisa Good, Executive Director, NFMA, at 412-341-4898, or e-mail email@example.com.