Membership Advantages

  • Regional service delivery works! Working with educators, legislators, business/government partners, we provide cost effective and high quality services to schools, cities, counties, and other governmental agencies. Creativity and innovation, coupled with our stalwart tried and true programs, provide a solid foundation of support for our members.
    We aim to assure that students in rural districts have access to educational opportunities that students in larger districts experience. By working together with SWWC to pool money and staff, members gain needed service--allowing small, rural districts to maximize resources, bringing equal opportunities to all students.

Types of Memberships

  • Full membership is open to all public school districts, cities, counties and other governmental agencies who are within the region and pay the membership fee as determined by the Board of Directors. Full members have full participation and voting rights and privileges.
    Associate membership is open to a) non-public schools and other partnership agencies and organizations within the region and b) public and non-public schools, cities, counties, partnership agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other governmental agencies outside the region. Associate members must also pay the membership fee, but cannot vote or hold elective offices.  
    Health Insurance Pool Groups (schools, cities, counties and other governmental agencies who participate in our risk management/ health insurance pools) are not impacted by membership. The health insurance pools are governed by a joint powers agreements.
    Cooperative Purchasing Connection Members are not full or associate members or a health insurance pool group - but subscribe to Cooperative Purchasing Connection.

Contact Information

  • If you have questions about membership, please contact Shelly Maes, Manager of Member Services, at