NLC Officers and Board of Directors Application Process Underway

October 25, 2012

By Martha Moss

Applications Due November 7

The application process for 2013 NLC Officers and Board of Directors positions is underway. Candidate Data Forms are due to NLC's Executive Office by November 7.

The NLC Officers are president, first vice president, and second vice president, immediate past president and all past presidents who still serve in elected city office. Among the officers, the open position of second vice president is normally contested; the NLC president and first vice president positions usually rotate upward.

The NLC bylaws also provide for a 40-member Board of Directors serving staggered two-year terms. Eight members of the 40-member Board are state municipal league executive directors. Generally, each year 20 members of the Board of Directors are elected for a two-year term, including four state municipal league executive directors.

As a reminder, current Board members who are completing their first term and former Board members may stand for re-election for a second two-year term. There is a four-year maximum lifetime service as a member of the NLC Board of Directors. The two Board terms do not have to be consecutive.

All candidates for NLC Officer and Board of Director positions must complete a Candidate Data Form. This form is used to ensure that the Nominating Committee has consistent background information on all candidates.

All individuals interested in running for an Officer or Board position are urged to contact their state municipal league first for advice, guidance, and support. The next step is to complete and submit a Candidate Data Form to NLC as soon as possible, but not later than November 7.


Details: The 2013 Officer and Board of Director Candidate Information Packet includes detailed information about the application, nomination, and election process.

2012 NLC Leadership

For additional information, please contact Martha Moss at moss@nlc.org.