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Join the County Road Association of Michigan!

Joining CRA as an Associate Member opens doors that include networking options, business-to-business relationships and sponsorship opportunities that can connect you with decision makers at county road agencies.

CRA relies on Associate Members to help fulfill its objective of bringing high-quality programming and learning opportunities to all 83 county road agencies by helping to underwrite them. In return, Associate Members build relationships with CRA members via seminars, golf outings and workshops, to name a few. Associate Members in good standing are also invited to attend Legal Issues Forums, half-day workshops on legal issues affecting county road agencies and Associate Members.

In addition, Associate Members can advertise in CRA’s quarterly magazine, Crossroads, and in the annual CRA Member Directory, and both publications are in high demand for CRA members.

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Event Discounts and Professional Development Opportunities


Associate Members (AMs) are able to sign up for AM events including webinars, Lunch ‘N’ Learns and more. Topics can vary but can include writing better bids, understanding who does what at road agencies and more. Associate Membership also gives you discounts to CRA events.


A wealth of Resources


CRA has recognized the need for AMs to access valuable information to give insights for doing business with county road agencies. Associate Membership gives you access to two AM publications including AM Update and AM News. AM Update notifies you monthly of sponsorship and advertising opportunities, events and other time-sensitive information. AM News provides quarterly insights that may help sharpen skills such as creating eye-catching ads and utilizing areas of opportunity on our website.


Abundant Networking Opportunities


CRA provides AMs with numerous face-to-face interactions throughout the entire year. This allows unparalleled access to target customers from county road agencies throughout the state. Whether your customer is a finance and HR professional, an engineer, a managing director, road commissioner or clerk you will find an event to reach them.


Showcase Support of Michigan’s County Road Agencies


CRA Associate Member status tells road agencies your company has worked successfully with government organizations and exposes you to potential new clientele. It also tells Michigan county road agencies that you support the work they do.

To become an Associate Member, submit the Associate Member application, $395 membership fee and provide a letter of reference from a Michigan county road agency or a state or federal governmental organization. MDOT-prequalified contractors, approved suppliers or manufacturers, and MDOT-certified disadvantaged business enterprises do not need to submit a reference letter but must submit verification of certification.

Gain access and exposure to a group of highly-targeted prospects today!


Here's what current Associate Members are saying about membership with CRA!

“In Michigan CAT’s 74-year history we’ve learned that the greatest partners you can align yourself with are those marching toward a shared goal. In the case of the County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan, we not only share a goal, but rather a commitment to keeping the builders and doers of Michigan safe. Being a member of CRA has helped us provide our products and services to Michigan’s county road agencies so they can maintain Michigan’s roads and bridges and help Michigan CAT continue to grow our company in Michigan.”

Chris Machalak
Michigan CAT Marketing Manager

“Mackinaw Administrators has been an Associate Member of the County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan since 2010. We have enjoyed and benefited from our membership in CRA and attribute our successes to the leadership of the Executive Staff and the elected CRA Board and membership. CRA offers many educational opportunities and networking opportunities with the CRA membership and other industry professionals who offer great insight and ideas that has improved the way we do business and has promoted our business growth. CRA continues to implement innovative ideas for its members, encouraging membership power to build relationships with suppliers and vendors. We value our membership within CRA, it’s great to be a part of such a dynamic, engaged, and important Association that promotes safety throughout the State of Michigan.”

Donna Cianciolo
Assistant Vice President, Mackinaw Administrators



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