The Benefits of Membership

By becoming a member, your support will help underwrite staffing, and most importantly, planning and programs, to help meet the needs of rural citizens and the communities where they live and work. Membership levels bring with them benefits that may include sponsorship of IRDC events.

Membership Level Opportunities

  • BRONZE – $250 to $499 (Sustaining member recognition)
  • SILVER – $500 to $999 (Sustaining member recognition and Event recognition)
  • GOLD – $1,000 to $4,999 (Sustaining member recognition, Sponsorship recognition and one complimentary registration to all events)
  • PLATINUM – $5,000 to $9,999 (Sustaining member recognition, Sponsorship recognition, complimentary premium exhibition space,
    two complimentary registrations to all events)
  • DIAMOND – $10,000 plus (Sustaining membership recognition, Premier sponsorship level recognition at all events, complimentary registrations to all events, complimentary exhibition space)

Member Registration

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The Council does not receive any state and federal taxpayer support and in recent years has relied entirely on event sponsorships, fees, and voluntary contributions.

Sustaining Members

Support rural Iowa by becoming a sponsor.

Diamond Level: $10,000+

  • Alliant Energy
  • Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Unity Point Health
  • ITC Midwest

Platinum Level: $5,000-$9,999

  • Grinnell Mutual
  • IADG Community Foundation
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • Iowa State University
  • MidAmerican Energy

Gold Level: $1,000-$4,999

  • Aureon/Ripple Effect
  • BKD, LLP
  • Bolton & Menk, Inc.
  • Caseys
  • Delta Dental
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Famers Mutual Telephone Company
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Iowa Area Development Group
  • Iowa Association of Business & Industry
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • Iowa Finance Authority
  • Iowa Communications Alliance
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • McClure
  • Pillar Technology
  • Rural Housing 360
  • The Bill Menner Group
  • Trusted Energy
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa Institute for Decision Making

Silver Level: $500-$999

  • Black Hills Energy
  • City of Mount Ayr
  • Decatur County Development Corporation
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • III Ag, LLC
  • Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
  • Iowa Housing Partnership
  • Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Manning Municipal Light Plant
  • MercyOne
  • RDG
  • Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
  • US Small Business Administration
  • VITAL Financial Services

Bronze Level: Up to $500

  • ASI Signage
  • Allamakee County Economic Development & Tourism
  • Community Bankers of Iowa
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Delaware County Economic Development
  • Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism
  • Forest City Economic Development
  • Home Forward Iowa
  • Ida County Economic Development
  • Iowa Biotechnology Association
  • IA Association of Community College Trustees
  • IA Association of Councils of Government
  • Iowa Habitat for Humanity
  • JEO Consulting
  • Keep Iowa Beautiful
  • Landus Cooperative
  • McGough
  • Montgomery County Development Corporation
  • Ringgold County Economic Development

2024 Member Organizations and Representatives

Thanks to the more than 250 individuals who partner with the Iowa Rural Development Council on behalf of their institution, operation or association.  The list can be found via the link above!