Join the Bay Area Council


Join over 330 companies working to advance a strong economy and a better quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Bay Area.

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“We need organizations like the Bay Area Council that are nonpartisan and focus on what is necessary to meet the needs of this area. You have done tremendous things… You are, in fact, very much the heartbeat of this community.”

– Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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Membership Benefits

  • Invaluable policy expertise from the BAC policy team, members, regional leaders and partner organizations.
  • Execution ability with an organization that has a proven track record to get results and achieve goals.
  • A unified voice on issues that matter to your company.
  • Business networking and investment opportunities.
  • Access to cutting-edge, ahead-of-the-curve information on regional issues.
  • Direct access to top federal, state, and regional political leaders and stakeholder groups.
  • Valuable connections to influential business and civic leaders in the region, nationally and around the world.
  • Credibility through well-research, fact-based positions and policy recommendations.
  • Opportunities to highlight your company’s impact on the region.
  • Access to research, regional economic data and insights from our in-house think tank, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
  • Comprehensive value for your company’s investment – membership is extended to all employees from your company.
  • New headquarters on the San Francisco waterfront for members to meet, network, host events and collaborate on regional solutions. Discounted rates for members on BAC venue rentals at our headquarters on the Klamath Ferry. Learn more about our headquarters on the Klamath Ferry here.

Now is the Time to Get Involved

  • Join a policy committee to help guide the direction of the region. Policy committees are led by members and staffed by our policy team. See our policy committees here.
  • Attend over 100 member-only meetings, events, webinars, and round-tables throughout the year.
  • Host a policy committee meeting or event at your office, introduce business and political leaders to your company and showcase your campus, office, or facility.
  • Receive a customized political engagement plan from our Sacramento team.
  • Feature your company in our Member Spotlight section on our website or weekly newsletter.
  • Contribute to a research study with our Economic Institute.
  • Present or speak at a committee meeting, event, or on a webinar.
  • Join us on an advocacy trip to Washington D.C. or Sacramento.
  • Attend or sponsor one of our major annual events — the Pacific Summit and the Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame Awards.
  • Receive policy briefings or advice from our expert BAC policy team.
  • Use our office space for a meeting or event in San Francisco or Sacramento.
  • Stay up to speed on policy issues by reading our weekly newsletter, The Flash.
  • Partner with us on an event, social media campaign, or other project to bring your company visibility.

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Membership Levels

We offer corporate and nonprofit memberships at three levels: General, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee. At each level, all employees of member companies are members of the Bay Area Council.

Join the Bay Area Council and guide the direction of the region. Request more information here.

For more information contact:

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Kirsten Vernon

Chief Membership and Development Officer

(415) 946-8781

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