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Corporate Partners Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

The NLC Corporate Partners Program promotes the exchange of ideas between corporate leaders and leaders of America's cities. NLC Partners are provided with increased visibility and interaction with influential city leaders from 19,000 cities in 50 states.

Partner with NLC to:

  • Gain direct connection to city leaders
  • Become a thought leader
  • Share your expertise and solutions to create stronger cities


Engagement Opportunities

Click Here for current 2017 Engagement Opportunities


Levels of Partnership

Showcase your commitment to cities and set your organization or company apart as an NLC Corporate Partner. Beyond traditional sponsorship, joining NLC as a Corporate Partner provides a unique venue for strengthening your understanding of the issues and trends facing our nation’s cities, engaging on issues that are important to your organization, and building lasting relationships with elected and career officials, as well as with others in the business community and NLC staff.

Levels of Partnership


For more information, please contact Lauren Bradley at

Capstone Partners

Capstone Corporate Partners

Capstone Corporate Partners are NLC’s premier partners, providing the highest level of financial and in-kind resources to support the organization’s mission.






ESRI Google




Wells Fargo


Executive and Associate Partners

Executive Corporate Partners

Executive Corporate Partners provide significant corporate involvement in substantive programs that further the mission of NLC.


Aetna Airbnb Amazon
Black & Veatch


Burns & McDonnell


CH2M Cigna Clear Channel
Colonial Life




Corvias Crown Castle Dart


HomeAway The Home Depot Foundation


Internet Association Johnson Controls Linkedin
Local Search Association




Southwest Airlines




U-Haul UnitedHealthcare Walgreens
Walmart Waste Management  

Associate Corporate Partners

Associate Corporate Partners are start-ups or new businesses that are growing within their industry with a focus on municipal service.

TerraOne Engineering


Enterprise Partners

Enterprise Partners*

The National League of Cities is committed to helping city leaders build better communities. By building strategic marketing partnerships and NLC-branded programs with select private sector companies and not-for-profit organizations, NLC offers products and services that provide value-added solutions and cost savings to cities and their residences. For more information about the Savings and Solutions Programs that our Enterprise Partners offer, please click here

* Becoming an Enterprise Partner is by invitation only.

Build America Mutual


CGI Communications


CVS Caremark


Public Finance Authority US Communities


Utility Service Partners



Corporate Leadership Council

Corporate Leadership Council

The Corporate Partners Leadership Council serves as an advisory body to the NLC Board of Directors. The Council shares the perspectives of the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and makes recommendations for activities that promote the exchange of ideas between corporate and city leaders. All Corporate Partner organizations are invited to participate in the Corporate Partners Leadership Council. 

2017 Corporate Partner Leadership Council Roster




Cynthia Stewart
Cynthia Stewart
Vice President,
Community Development



Richard Leadbeater
Richard Leadbeater
Global Manager, Government Associations


Vice Chair

Vice Chair


Michael Backus
Michael Backus
Home Serve USA
Chief Sales Officer



John Burchett
John Burchett
Google Fiber
Head of Policy



Board of Directors Liaison

Larry Green Councilmember Houston, Texas
Larry Green
Houston, Texas