Join as Local Government Affiliate

Applied Solutions was created by a handful of local government officials in 2008 who saw the need for deeper engagement and idea exchange between  rural and mid-size counties and cities in order to develop integrated clean energy and low-use water systems. Over the past four years as the network has grown, numerous valuable examples of local government innovation have been unearthed and transferred to hundreds of counties and cities across the United States and beyond.  From feed-in-tariffs in River Falls, Wisconsin to community choice aggregation frameworks in Oak Park, Illinois to PACE alternatives in St. Louis County, MO, to sustainable energy utilities in Sonoma County, California, local governments are learning from each other and reducing the curve from development to implementation. 

Who are Applied Solutions Affiliates?

  • Local Governments
  • Tribal Governments
  • Public Utilities
  • Public Agencies
  • State or Federal Governments
If you have any questions regarding affiliation, including how to join, please contact us at
Local Government Affiliation FAQ

What is the cost of affiliation?

Applied Solutions affiliation is free for local governments and municipalities.

What is Applied Solutions?

Applied Solutions is a non-profit organization that was founded by a handful of local governments who saw the value of coordinating their efforts to have a meaningful impact on the future of our nation's economy. As our affiliation grows, so does the measurable effect of our collective work. We aim to work with our member governments to provide a more meaningful future.

What are the goals of Applied Solutions?

  • Generate an economic resurgence in America employing the collective leadership of local governments to accelerate efficiency in the design and planning of projects and through the aggregate impact of the local government bipartisan voice.
  • Develop innovative financial instruments and tools to enable counties and cities to leverage strained resources.
  • Achieve development success through deployment of next generation projects; projects that reduce financial risk, increase and stabilize economic viability and provide an ROI measured through: jobs created, clean energy generated water saved and reused, growth of local economies, gains in energy security through increased self sufficiency, recognition and influence of local government action and leadership engaged and leveraged by state and federal leaders and processes.

How can my local government join Applied Solutions?

To begin the affiliation process, please fill out the form on this page. We accept local government affiliates from all over the world. Once the application has been reviewed, an email confirming your affiliation will be sent to you through the email address you provide. 

Become a Local Government Affiliate
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