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Membership Details

The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network is a member-driven network connecting local government professionals throughout the southeastern United States to accelerate and scale the use of sustainability best practices in the region. SSDN members are regional leaders who influence practices, policies, and programs at the municipal, county, and state levels.

Contact

Riyza Jose Morales

riyza@southeastsdn.org

Benefits

Attend SSDN's Annual Meeting, a face-to-face gathering where network members come together to share ideas, collaborate, and develop relationships; apply for collaborative grants; participate in the Steering Committee and other SSDN committees; learn peer learning workgroups, state-level conversations, and collaborative projects; access SSDN newsletters, webinars, and other communications; and more!

View our full 2023-2024 Membership and Benefits Overview here.

2025 Membership Dues

Membership is based on the calendar year (January – December). Participation in SSDN is government-wide and dues are a one-time annual cost, not determined by individual cost.

For more information about membership and dues, please contact Network Engagement Manager Riyza Jose Morales at riyza@southeastsdn.org.

Members' 2025 dues cover participation in SSDN’s virtual activities for an unlimited number of staff/participants.

POPULATION UNDER 49,999

$395

POPULATION BETWEEN 150,000 – 499,999

$1000

POPULATION BETWEEN 50,000 – 149,999

$700

POPULATION 500,000+

$1325

As of 2023, Annual Meeting registration for Primary Members is no longer be included in membership dues. A separate, flexible registration fee of $800 (two nights) or $1000 (three nights) per member is required to attend the 2025 Annual Meeting.

Each registration fee is anticipated to cover one hotel room for two (or three) nights, one dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches, one tour activity, and one reception event. Members may choose to bring other staff from within their local governments (secondary members) to the Annual Meeting but must register them in advance and pay a registration fee for each person, and pay for their travel costs. We are offering a flexible attendance rate in 2025 at $1000 for three nights, which includes all items offered above. More information about 2025 Annual Meeting costs and cost relief opportunities to come later in 2024.

 

2024 Membership Dues

Membership is based on the calendar year (January – December).

For more information about membership and dues, please contact Network Engagement Manager Riyza Jose Morales at riyza@southeastsdn.org.

Members' 2024 dues cover participation in SSDN’s virtual activities for an unlimited number of staff/participants.

View our full 2023-2024 Membership and Benefits Overview here. 

POPULATION UNDER 49,999

$345

POPULATION BETWEEN 50,000 – 149,999

$610

POPULATION BETWEEN 150,000 – 499,999

$874

POPULATION 500,000+

$1150

As of 2023, Annual Meeting registration for Primary Members is no longer be included in membership dues. A separate, flexible registration fee of $800 (two nights) or $1000 (three nights) per member is required to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Each registration fee is anticipated to cover one hotel room for two (or three) nights, one dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches, one tour activity, and one reception event. Members may choose to bring other staff from within their local governments (secondary members) to the Annual Meeting but must register them in advance and pay a registration fee for each person, and pay for their travel costs. In 2023, we introduced a flexible Annual Meeting attendance for a third night (ahead of the meeting's official start). We are offering a flexible attendance rate in 2024 at $1000 for three nights, which includes all items offered above. More information about 2024 Annual Meeting costs and cost relief opportunities to come later in 2023.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

“Through SSDN, the City of Charlotte has been able to discuss overcoming obstacles to combat climate change with similar cities in population, area, and culture. We have utilized the group to build our expertise on different subjects and gain City support on initiatives that have been completed in other SSDN communities.”

Erika Ruane, Former Sustainability Coordinator, City of Charlotte, North Carolina

"SSDN is an amazing resource for municipal sustainability professionals in the Southeastern US. SSDN provides beginning and experienced sustainability directors with access to collaborative learning opportunities, best practices in urban sustainability, and grant funding for city/county sustainability projects."

Peter Nierengarten, Sustainability Director, City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

“Through SSDN I was able to make personal connections with peers within our region. These connections are so important — whenever I need help, I am one email, one phone call away from my peers who are always so tremendously helpful. I love the SSDN annual meeting, where I meet with my counterparts from other cities/counties/states and learn more about their work, their challenges, and most importantly, identify opportunities where we can work together.”

Flavia Tonioli, Former Sustainability Manager, City of Miami Beach, Florida

"I could not have higher accolades for SSDN and how much it has helped a small southern community like Montevallo."

Olivia Barone, Former Sustainability Coordinator, City of Montevallo, Alabama

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