Small Cities Month


You're invited to celebrate Small Cities Month with NLC!

This June, we're focusing on the hundreds of smaller cities in our membership. 

We treasure our small cities, not only for their essential contribution to America’s cultural landscape and history, but because they have proved to be stand-out leaders in innovation, art, food, science, and entrepreneurship. Almost every small community has a particular strength (with the bonus of fresh air and a big sky) and their residents are experts at preserving what makes their place unique.

To learn about just a few of our small cities, click on the interactive map highlighting some of our member communities across the nation.

Please use the samples provided below to help in your celebration! Make sure to tweet about what makes your city great on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #smallcities15. 


To be used to advertise Small Cities Month in your community.

Sample Press Release

To bring attention to Small Cities Month and the important role small cities, towns, and villages play in the American way of life.

Sample PSA

For release to public radio and television stations to show appreciation for your small city during small cities month.

Sample Celebration Release

For release to the media to advertise what activities your city is doing to celebrate small cities month.

Small Cities Month Fact Sheet

Background information of the National League of Cities Small Cities Council and establishing small cities month.

To learn about the Small Cities Council, please contact Mae Davis.