Some of the most valuable benefits of NLC membership are the networks through which municipal officials share creative ideas, learn from the experiences of peers, and shape NLC policy on federal issues.
The NLC’s Member Councils reflect the different types of communities you represent. Whether you are from a college town, a military community, a large city, a small town, or a suburb, there is a council that represents your community. Councils meet twice annually - once at the Congressional City Conference held in Washington DC each March and once at the City Summit each November.
Comprised of local officials from NLC member cities and towns, the seven Federal Advocacy Committees play a central role in developing NLC’s federal policy positions and are the foundation of our advocacy.
Constituency Groups are caucuses within the National League of Cities membership that share common interests and concerns. They reflect the diverse interests and backgrounds of NLC's membership and contribute to NLC's leadership development, policy formulation, advocacy, and program activities.
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The Ambassador Team is comprised of volunteers who offer their valuable skills, perspectives, enthusiasm and dedication to NLC to connect with new and prospective member city officials.
What is the role of an Ambassador?
• Encourage others to join and to volunteer at NLC
• Work with staff to create ideas for engaging new members
• Engage with new and prospective members as needed
What are the expectations of the NLC Ambassadors?
We recognize that your time is precious and we want you to choose to do what is manageable for you. Here are a few ways Ambassadors may serve:
• Help in targeting and connecting with prospective members
• Assist in the NLC booth at your state league conference
• Speak or present about NLC at state league conferences
• Assist as greeters and mentors at NLC conferences
The NLC Board Membership Committee oversees membership activity within the organization. Committee members advise NLC staff on new strategies for membership recruitment and retention which promote increased engagement in the organization. Led by NLC's Immediate Past President, the committee is comprised of individuals serving on NLC's Board of Directors and are appointed for a one-year term.
Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean - Jopin, MO
Councilmember Chris Anderson - Chattanooga, TN
Councilmember Ricki Barlow - Las Vegas, NV
Councilmember Joe Buscaino - Los Angeles, CA
Councilmember Wally Campbell - Goodyear, AZ
Mayor Pro Tem Cora Cole-McFadden - Durham, NC
Councilmember Chris Glover - Mesa, AZ
City Councilor Jasmine Gore - Hopewell, VA
Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson - Savannah, GA
Councilmember Jungus Jordan - Fort Worth, TX
Council President Thomas McCarthy - Bridgeport, CT
Councilmember Doris McConnell - Shoreline, WA
Councilmember Jeff Moore - Longmont, CO
Councilmember Joel Navarro - Tempe, AZ
Councilmember Bill Peloza - Auburn, WA
Councilmember Tito Rodriguez - North Richland Hills, TX
Mayor Andy Ryder - Lacey, WA
Mayor Vince Williams - Union City, GA
Councilmember PC Wu - Pensacola, FL