Membership Levels and Benefits

The Carlsbad Department of Development has five distinct membership levels, designed to allow for maximum community participation. We collaborate with our members, believing that our community is strong because of our diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas. Becoming a member gives you a seat at the table and the ability to positively impact the growth of our community. We invite you to explore the membership levels listed below and to contact us to discuss which option may be best suited for your interests and strengths.

Carlsbad Department of Development Category 1 Membership

Category 1 membership is for those who are truly committed to elevating Carlsbad and South Eddy County to its highest level. Such members are satisfied only with full participation and understand that progress requires a personal and financial commitment. The need to play an integral role in driving strategy, setting long-term goals, and developing solid foundation is rooted in the desire to help advance our region’s potential.

Benefits

  • Access to research staff and capabilities
  • Listing on CDOD website
  • Ability to initiate research projects
  • Referrals (CDOD will provide locate name and contact upon public announcement)
  • Invitation to annual reception and dinner 
  • Each Category 1 Member is an automatic member of the Board of Directors

Carlsbad Department of Development Category 2 Membership

This level of investment is for those who are recognized as local leaders and want to surround themselves with others who support a progressive vision. At the Category 2 level, participation occurs inside the region as well as in other markets where members are called upon to represent Carlsbad and South Eddy County in front of many audiences.

Benefits

  • Access to research staff and capabilities
  • Listing on CDOD website
  • Ability to partner with CDOD on projects
  • Referrals (CDOD will provide locate name and contact on a quarterly basis)
  • Invitation to annual reception and dinner
  • Category 2 members elect six (6) Board positions by ballot from Category 2 members

Carlsbad Department of Development Category 3 Membership

This investment level is for those who want to actively participate in the regional effort. Members qualify for committee placement and enjoy the opportunity to connect with others to establish relationships in both the private and public sector.

Benefits

  • Invitation to annual reception and dinner
  • Listong on CDOD website
  • Referrals (CDOD will provide your name and number when requested by locate)
  • Eligible for membership on one of four Strategic Planning Committees
  • Category 3 members elect five Board positions by ballot from Category 3 members

Carlsbad Department of Development Category 4 Membership

Emerging industry leaders who are interested in economic development issues are candidates for Category 4 membership. Benefits include networking opportunities, visibility, and access to the information needed to capitalize on opportunities to advance market share.

Benefits

  • Listing in Annual Report
  • Listing on CDOD website
  • Invitation to annual reception and dinner
  • Category 4 members elect four Board positions by ballot from Category 4 members
  • Member Category 5

Carlsbad Department of Development Category 5 Membership

Emerging industry leaders who are interested in economic development issues are candidates for Category 5 membership. Benefits include networking opportunities, visibility, and access to the information needed to capitalize on opportunities to advance market share.

Benefits

  • Listing in Annual Report
  • Listing on CDOD website
  • Invitation to annual reception and dinner
  • Category 5 members elect three Board positions by ballot from Category 5 members

To become a member of the Carlsbad Department of Development, request a Membership Packet and a department representative will contact you. If you have an immediate need, please call us at (575) 887-6562.