Any jurisdiction accepted by a majority of the membership may become a member of the Council of Governments upon submission of a membership request by the governing body of such jurisdiction.
Any city or county in the area shall be eligible to apply for membership in the Council of Governments. Application for membership shall be ratified by a majority vote of the delegates. This area initially shall be defined as Region IX, delineated by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 60 as a development region within the State of Minnesota.
Participating governments shall be those eligible units of government set forth under Section II, (a) and (b), which voluntarily determine to contribute to the financial support of the activities of the Council of Governments as hereinafter provided in Section VII.