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WCMER Member Benefits

Membership Options

Extension organizations can join the Center at either the Platinum or Silver level. For a detailed listing of member benefits, please refer to Membership Details and Benefit Table (.pdf).

Platinum Investor Level – $5,0000

Institutions have access to the full suite of benefits:

  • access to state-specific evaluation of your metropolitan extension activities
  • priority registration and discounts for all Center activities
  • initiate, lead, or participate in exclusive professional development and applied research activities
  • host Center activities
  • membership on the Center’s Advisory Board

Silver Supporter Level – $2,000

Institutions have access to a select set of benefits:

  • discounted registration for all Center activities
  • the ability to participate in a select set of the Center’s professional development and applied research activities

Annual membership is based on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year.  Membership fees will be pro-rated for new or up-grading members.  To become a WCMER member, please contact Brad Gaolach, WCMER Director, at or 425-405-1734.

Learn more about our current Platinum Members.

Benefits of WCMER Membership
Benefits Silver
Capacity Building
WCMER grant and contract development and project support as detailed in the Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X
Evaluation of your state’s metropolitan Extension program (being developed in FY2017) and input on its development. X
Opportunities for Faculty
Invitation to prepare pre- & post- Invitational Forum white papers / scholarly products and be a presenter at Workshops and Webinars. X X
Discounted registration fees. 10% 20%
Participation in Staff Exchanges (stipends to support travel — being developed in FY2017) X X
Faculty members may initiate Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X
Opportunities for faculty members to participate in Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X X
Opportunity to author and post blogs on WCMER website X X
May apply to be a WCMER Fellow (funded) X
Marketing your state’s metropolitan activities
Host WCMER Workshops in your state, with logistics support provided by WCMER X X
Host an Invitational Forum in your state, with logistics support provided by WCMER. X
Photos of your Extension program featured on the WCMER home page (limit 10 total) X
Page with metropolitan related content for your state featured. X
Access to WCMER resources
Access to the complete WCMER Best Practices literature database (includes PDF files of many citations). X X
Opportunity to promote local events through the WCMER email list. X X
A representative on WCMER Advisory Board, which sets priorities for Center activities X

Non-member opportunities

  • Faculty can participate in live webinars and have access to the archived webinars.
  • Faculty can attend Center workshops on an as-available basis.
  • Faculty can participate in applied research projects and other professional activities when invited by the Center.