The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) is the premier organization providing services and resources to help build regional communities. Its primary mission is to assist Regional Councils and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to better serve their member local governments – and their regions – more effectively. NARC represents and advocates for the interests of Regional Councils and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (rural and urban; large and small) at the national level. NARC is an alliance of regionally focused organizations that fosters regional cooperation and collaboration and promotes regional excellence. One of its main goals is to assist in the development of policies and to address common challenges in areas that include community, economic, rural and workforce development; transportation; environment; aging; securing the homeland; preparing for emergencies; and any other areas that are of importance to its member organizations.
How Do I Join?
NARC is a membership organization that is open to private and public entities involved or interested in the use of regional approaches to improve the quality of life and the environments in American communities. NARC offers full membership to Regional Councils and Metropolitan Planning Organizations. In addition, NARC offers membership to public, private, academic, nonprofit, civic and corporate sectors that engage the regional community in achieving regional excellence.