Policy and Advocacy Committees develop National Municipal Policy positions for consideration by membership at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition. These positions form the basis for NLC's advocacy on matters of interest to municipal governments before Congress, the courts, and federal agencies.
Together with NLC leadership and Federal Relations staff, the Policy and Advocacy Committees play a key role in all NLC advocacy efforts.
Committee members include local officials from cities and towns across the country who are committed to discussing and influencing federal policy that has a direct and profound impact on local government operations.
Under the leadership of a Chair and two Vice Chairs, each of the committees meets several times a year to craft policy positions. The resulting positions are then considered annually at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition and incorporated into the National Municipal Policy, which guides NLC's federal advocacy efforts for the year ahead.