What types of memberships are there?

TxMPA grants three different types of memberships:

  • Media Member
  • Industry Member
  • Associate Member

Applicants must provide proof of work or affiliation. Here are descriptions of who qualifies for each member level:

Media Member

These members are part of the professional working automotive media who have established audiences in Texas and represent the best the industry has to offer.

Media members are eligible to vote on measures during TxMPA meetings.

Industry Member

Professionals who work for OEMs, auto shows, and businesses supporting the industry are invited to apply for this membership level.

At least one industry member will serve on the TxMPA Board of Directors.

These members are not eligible to vote on measures during TxMPA meetings.

Associate Member

Associate members are individuals who are an asset to the automotive industry but who do not qualify for media member status. These applications are decided on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Board.

These members are not eligible to vote on measures during TxMPA meetings.

Who grants membership status?

The Executive Board must approve each application.

When are applications accepted?

Applications are accepted at any time during the year and may take up to 30 days to process.

How much does membership cost?

There is no cost to apply for membership.

Media and associate memberships cost $50, billable when the application is accepted. Industry Member membership costs $100.

All applicants who are offered membership must pay dues within 30 days to finalize membership status. Applicants who do not act within that time period must reapply.

When are dues due?

Dues cover one calendar year of TxMPA, which begins on Jan. 1. Dues paid in mid-year will come due again the following Jan. 1.

When a new member is notified of acceptance, he or she has 30 days to pay the membership fee, which covers the time between acceptance and the end of the calendar year.

For example, if you are accepted as a TxMPA member on April 4, 2019, the fee paid includes membership through Dec. 31, 2019. Renewal will come due on Jan. 1, 2020. .If you do not pay the fee then, your membership will lapse and you’ll have to reapply for membership.

Initial dues paid by Founding Members and Founding Industry Members will cover 2018 and 2019.

What do I do if my membership lapses?

Lapsed members must reapply for memberships

How do membership renewals work?

The renewal period runs Dec. 1-25 of each calendar year. All renewals must be received by Dec. 25 to ensure that a membership does not lapse.

Members who renew for the next calendar year will be required to provide proof of work experience to retain their status. At this time, Associate Members will have the opportunity to provide evidence of their workload and ask for the Executive Board to consider them for voting member status. If a proper amount of workload has not been shown, that member may be offered non-voting associate member status.

Only during the membership renewal process will changes in voting status be considered.

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