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About NLC

The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders.
years of dedication to the advancement of local governments
member cities of all sizes from across the U.S.
advocacy priorities embodying the most critical issues to our member cities


CEO and Executive Director

"The work of the National League of Cities is ultimately about the work of mayors, council members, and thousands of dedicated Americans serving and working for cities and towns across the nation."

- CEO & Executive Director Clarence Anthony

Second Vice President
Mayor, Union City, Georgia
Councilmember, 15th district, Los Angeles
First Vice President
Councilmember, Lexington, South Carolina
Careers at NLC and in Local Government
National League of Cities serves the interests of 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the US as well as professionals working in municipal government. Membership in the association is not required to search for a new career or post a job.
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advocates for cities and towns in Washington, D.C. through full-time lobbying and grassroots campaigns
provides programs and services that give local leaders the tools and knowledge to better serve their communities
provides opportunities for involvement and networking to help city officials seek ideas, share solutions, and find common ground for the future
keeps leaders informed of critical issues that affect municipalities and warrant action by local officials
strengthens leadership skills by offering numerous training and education programs
recognizes municipal achievements by gathering and promoting examples of best practices and recognizing cities and towns for model programs and initiatives
partners with state leagues to supplement resources and strengthen the voice of local government in the nation?s capital and all state capitols
promotes cities and towns through an aggressive media and communications program that draws attention to city issues and enhances the national image of local government