"GCC gives us ideas, support, and tools to keep evolving as a sustainable city."

- Cody HoovenSustainability Manager, City of San Diego

Invite your California city or county to:

Get Benefits

  • Access to environmental leaders in local government: Call, email, or meet face to face with peers who are facing similar challenges and opportunities.
  • All-expenses paid annual retreats: Plan joint strategies, brainstorm on current challenges and opportunities, share lessons learned, and agree on specific areas of collaboration.

  • A webpage featuring your city’s leading programs and policies, and social media.

  • Annual cutting edge policy workshops: Meet with peers, state, and federal environmental official to advance more sustainable state and federal policies and actions. 

  • Monthly conference calls: Timely topics to keep members informed on innovation and best practices.


All members must demonstrate leadership in achieving effective solutions to the environmental challenges faced by urban communities.

In addition, members are asked to work with their City Councils or Boards of Supervisors in adopting the GCC Sustainability Resolution [.docx] [.pdf] within one year of gaining membership.  

Pay Dues

Membership dues in GCC are determined by population and range from $1,500 - $4,000 annually.  Dues payments are for fiscal year memberships and invoices are issued in the summer. You can view our membership packet for more information on member dues and member benefits.

Populations under 100,000 = $1,500 annually
Populations 100,000-200,000 = $2,500 annually
Populations over 200,000 = $4,000 annually

Apply for Membership

Fill out the Membership Application here. For inquiries related to membership, please contact Meg Williams Jamison.