Membership Dues and Fees

Annual membership registration runs from July 1st thru October 1st of each year.  The amount of the various membership dues and any other association fees shall be proposed annually by the Budget and Finance Committee for approval by a vote of the Executive Board.

Membership Year

The membership year will run from July 1st through June 30th, annually.  Any members whose dues are three months in arrears are ineligible for active participation in Association activities, including voting, until dues are paid.

MCAA Talk

Membership also includes MCAA Talk as long as payment of dues are current for MCAA Officers, Chief Administrator of each Institution/Agency and Chairman of MCAA Committees.  Regular Associate members who the Chief Administrator of the Institution/Agency has listed their email addresses.  All others require approval by the President or Executive Board.

MCAA Talk is an open forum email group and serves as a resource to collaborate with peers state-wide to share or obtain valuable information in the field of corrections and public safety (e.g. announcements, training opportunities, request for information).  NOTE:  By replying to an email communication from MCAA Talk, you will be responding to the entire membership who is part of MCAA Talk.

MCAA Membership Types

Any individual serving in or those who are otherwise interested in, corrections in the State of Maryland are eligible for membership in this Association.  If in dispute, the Executive Board will determine the type of membership of prospective members.

A regular member is a correctional administrator and/or his/her designated staff member(s).  Each local jurisdiction may have up to six (6) regular members; each member having one (1) vote.  All regular members have voting powers at membership meetings.  All private organizations are considered one (1) jurisdiction; each member having one (1) vote.  Member agencies are required to submit the names of their representatives no later than October 1st of each year or within 45 days of a vacancy.  Each State members/votes are specified hereafter.  The following State agencies and institutions are eligible for regular membership.

To submit your registration for membership and pay the annual membership dues, please click on the type of membership you are applying for below.

County Correctional Facility $125

One (1) County Correctional Administrator/designee and up to five staff (6 total).  Only one Agency Membership per Agency applicable to above and limited to the 6 members listed.  Those 6 named will be the Agency’s voting members.  Additional staff may join as associate members, using the Associate Membership Application.

 Specific State Agency $125

One (1) County Correctional Administrator/designee and up to two designated staff (3 total).  Only one Agency Membership per Agency applicable to above and limited to the 3 members listed.  Those 3 named will be the Agency’s voting members.  Additional staff may join as associate members, using the Associate Membership Application.

State and Private Correctional Facility $125

One (1) Head of State Correctional Facilities OR one (1) Private Correctional Administrator/designee (1 total for each).  Only one Agency Membership per Agency applicable type listed above and limited to one (1) member listed.  The one named will be the Agency’s voting member. Additional staff may join as associate members, using the Associate Membership Application.

Associate Membership $30

Any person sponsored or recommended by a Regular Member of the Association, who will uphold the objectives of the Association, is eligible for Associate Membership.  There is no limit on the number of associate memberships an Agency can request.  Associate members do not have voting rights.

For more information…

For detailed information regarding the various types of MCAA Membership, please click on the type of membership below to be redirected to the By-Laws.

If you are in need of additional information, please contact MCAA via email OR call Mary Ann Thompson at 301-475-4200 ext. 2276.