NLC Goals and Beliefs

NLC's Lobby Entrance
NLC's Lobby Entrance

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people. 

Our Guiding Principles:

  • NLC is Inclusive. We are a nonpartisan organization and we embrace diversity of thought, perspectives and experiences.
  • NLC is Focused. We focus on what matters most to our member cities, towns and villages and municipalities nationwide. 
  • NLC is Valuable. As a resource and advocate for our members, and a key partner to the state municipal leagues.
  • NLC is Influential. We are recognized as powerful and reliable partners and respected by federal policymakers. 
  • NLC is Visible. We have a strong impact on our members, in Washington, D.C., and in the news. 
  • NLC is Relationship Driven. We are dedicated to building personal connections between local leaders and between local governments and NLC staff.  
  • NLC is Forward Leaning. With compelling engagement opportunities and cutting-edge technology, we are innovative at every turn. 
  • NLC is Financially Solid. With a diversified revenue model that reflects the nation's modern economy.