Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 31, 2016

NLC's National Municipal Policy and Resolutions (NMP) are the foundation for the organization's federal advocacy in policy matters before Congress, the administration, and the courts. The NMP is a permanent statement of NLC's position on federal policy matters that directly affect local governments. Resolutions address timely issues or specific pieces of federal legislation and are annual statements of position. Unless action is taken to renew a resolution or incorporate it into the NMP, each resolution expires at the City Summit (formerly the Congress of Cities) following its adoption.

As part of NLC's annual policy development process, NLC's Federal Advocacy Committees are charged with reviewing the NMP and resolutions and making recommendations for changes, additions, and deletions. In addition to the committees' work, NLC is inviting all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions this year is August 31, 2016.

Each proposed policy amendment or resolution should include a document that provides background on the issue, as well as a discussion of the issues impact on local governments nationwide.

All proposals submitted by the deadline will be forwarded to the appropriate Federal Advocacy Committee for review and consideration. Voting delegates will consider the committees' work at the Annual Business Meeting during NLC's City Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in November.

Proposed policy amendments and resolutions should be submitted in writing to Avery Peters via email at or mailed to him at the National League of Cities, 660 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20001.