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Become a WCMER member

Join the Western Center – Invest in Your Future

More than 85 percent of Americans live in metropolitan areas and that number is growing. The Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research (WCMER) is committed to increasing Extension’s effectiveness by exploring new models for engaging urban decision makers.

Along with our vision to align programs with the needs, issues and interests of your metropolitan constituency, the Western Center provides:

  • Professional development for Extension faculty and staff
  • Opportunities to engage in applied research

Membership Options

Extension organizations can join at either the Platinum or Silver level. An organizational membership to WCMER extends benefits to all of your institution’s faculty and staff (even those without an Extension appointment). Membership fees are paid on an annual basis. For a detailed listing of member benefits, see the Benefits of WCMER Membership table.

Platinum Investor Level – $5,000

Institutions have access to the full suite of benefits: priority registration and discounts for all WCMER activities; ability to initiate, lead, or participate in exclusive professional development and applied research activities; opportunity to apply to be a funded WCMER Fellow; opportunity to host Center activities; and membership on the WCMER’s Advisory Board.

Silver Supporter Level – $2,000

Institutions have access to a limited selection of benefits: discounted registration for all WCMER events, and the ability to participate in a selection of WCMER’s professional development activities and applied research projects.

Annual membership is based on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year.  Membership fees are not pro-rated for either new or up-grading members. To become a WCMER member, please contact Brad Gaolach, WCMER Director, at Gaolach@wsu.eduor 425-405-1734.

Download the WCMER Member Benefits Guide.

Non-member opportunities

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