Sponsorship Opportunities


The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA) is the largest public sector labor relations organization in the nation. The mission of National PELRA is to provide professional support to public sector labor relations practitioners, foster communication among members, promote innovative solutions and exchange information with practical problems in public sector and to provide a voice for public sector management and labor relations professionals. 

National PELRA is a network of state and regional affiliates and provides professional learning opportunities to both members and non-members around the country. The governmental agencies represented in National PELRA employ more than four million workers in federal, state, and local government, including the educational sector.

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Why Sponsor ATC?

Full-Year Engagement Opportunities!

5 Tiers are 12-Month Promotions and Partnerships

  1. Exhibitor-only
  2. Bronze Supporter
  3. copper supporter
  4. silver sponsor
  5. Gold sponsor
  6. title sponsor


  • Annual Conference Exhibiting Opportunity.
  • No lead contact information included.
  • Branding is completed with each annual program as determined by National for the facility and/or event management (e.g. event signage, digital conference app, etc.).
  • Exhibiting includes two (2) exhibitors/staff at no additional cost to attend the annual conference. 

Finding the Right Fit:

Is a tier not quite the right Goldilocks fit for you or your agency? Contact Executive Director Andrew Haines to discuss. National PELRA recognizes in-kind services to support its members and future members, and a combination of monetary and in-kind professional services can be valued to meet a specific tier.

Lead Contact Information*:

  • If not already included in sponsorship tier: $1,000.
    • Sent one (1) week prior to the annual conference.
  • If included in sponsorship tier, but desire sooner than scheduled: $750.
  • *Lead contact information is not for general sale and any purchase is an enhancement upgrade to an engagement opportunity. 

Additional Annual Conference Add-Ons:

  • Additional attendees than included in sponsorship tier for networking/social functions or looking at attend: invoiced by National based on cost of event(s). Contact National PELRA staff.
  • Additional exhibitors/staff than the two (2) included: contact National PELRA staff. 


With a membership of over 2,100 people around the country, the Annual Conference draws nearly 400 individuals, with pre-pandemic attendance of over 500.  Attendees include labor relations and human resources professionals from around the country, including the following:

Who are our attendees?

  • Town Managers/Assistant Town Managers
  • Labor Relations and HR Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • LR/HR Specialists and Generalists

Where do our attendees work?

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Courts
  • School Districts
  • Special Districts
  • Community colleges and universities
  • State agencies
  • Federal agencies
  • Other public sector entities


"After 25 years of working in county and city government as a human resources director and in-house labor attorney, I started my private law and consulting practice in 2010. I knew then the value of being a National PELRA sponsor -- so much so that I became a sponsor before I even had an income. That was a bit of a leap of faith, but it was based on what I knew from 22 years as a very active member, including eight years on the National Board and a year as president. I saw close up how sponsorship works to connect service providers with our members, both through the opportunity to present at conferences, the Academy, and webinars, as well as the chance to interact informally at conferences. Our members oversee some four to five million public employees, and I knew that if I were going to make this new venture work, it would be through the contacts that sponsoring the National PELRA and my state chapter in Ohio would bring. I was right, and it was the best business investment I have ever made. Some 95% of my work comes through my National PELRA and OHPELRA contacts. While I was a member and leader in National PELRA before I was a sponsor, and that is a different path from most sponsors, the value of that exposure is there for any sponsor, for we build client relationships by showing our members what we know and what we can do for their jurisdictions. Nothing does that better than being a sponsor of the National PELRA, and I will continue to sponsor as long as I am in business."
~Douglas Duckett, Duckett Law Firm, LLC

"The National PELRA team knows at a deep level the key challenges that face public sector HR and Labor Relations leaders. The individual attention GovInvest receives from the National PELRA executive team means we have opportunities to generate awareness about our solutions through ongoing professional development and networking services. This partnership has helped us drive momentum in growth markets with ease."
-Christen Clegg, GovInvest Director of Marketing

Past Sponsors Include...

  • Amplify EI
  • Biddle Consulting Group
  • Clark Baird Smith, LLP
  • Clemans Nelson & Assoc.
  • CPS HR Consulting
  • Duckett Law Firm
  • Gallagher
  • GovInvest
  • GOV Temps USA
  • NeoGov
  • Segal
  • Shaw HR Consulting
  • Test Genius
  • TrueScripts
  • Tulane Law School

Want to learn more?

If interested in sponsoring a future Annual Training Conference, please contact us for more information.