The National League of Cities promotes excellence in municipal leadership through high quality education and training seminars for local elected officials. Through numerous professional development opportunities, local leaders learn practical leadership skills, abilities and strategies to lead change and innovation in their cities and towns.
Don’t miss the official launch of NLC’s new education and training model, NLC University at this year's Congress of Cities!
NLC University programs are promoted and supported by the Leadership Fellows, which consists of local elected officials, city staff, and state league staff appointed annually by the NLC President. The principal mission of the Leadership Fellows is to support the National League of Cities in its efforts to promote excellence and innovation in the arena of local government leadership development and local government leadership education.
The National League of Cities developed the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program in an effort to recognize and acknowledge excellence in local government leadership. Participation in this program will allow you to organize your professional development around the critical skills necessary for excellence in leadership. By attending leadership seminars at NLC annual conferences, Regional Programs and the Leadership Summit members attain credits toward the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program.
In honor of council member Michael Lynch, this scholarship provides $2,500 to an NLC member for registration and travel expenses for the annual Leadership Summit. All elected or appointed officials from NLC Member Cities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.