Constituency Group Dues FAQ

Constituency Groups FAQs
Constituency Groups FAQs

Thank you for your interest in joining an NLC Constituency Group!

We're excited to help you find your place within the nation's largest network of elected officials.

Before you apply, please take a minute to review these frequently asked questions: 

How do I Become a Constituency Group Member?

How do I become a part of a constituency group?

Simply fill out the form in the "Join Today" tab. If you have questions, please contact constituencygroups@nlc.org. 

How many constituency groups can I join?

All of them! NLC members are encouraged to join as many constituency groups as they feel appropriate. 

Why should I join a constituency group?

Constituency groups help you find your place within the largest network of local elected officials. Learn more about constituency group programming and activities!

Membership Fees and Dues

Is there a membership fee?

No. All member cities are eligible to become members of each Constituency Group without paying a membership fee. But in order to attend ticketed events and access full voting rights at NLC conferences, you must pay a participation fee to cover the group activities and expenses when registering for the conference.

How do I become a voting member of a constituency group? 

When you register for City Summit or the Congressional City Conference, simply add the participation fee to your conference registration package. All payments must be made online or on-site during the conference. NLC staff do not accept payments over the phone. 

How much are participation fees?

Learn more about the activities of each Constituency Group at the upcoming conference!

HELO
LGBTLO 
NBC-LEO 
WIMG 

Am I able to join a constituency group outside of City Summit and the Congressional City Conference? 

Yes, NLC member cities are eligible to join all year long!

 

Non-Member Cities and Non-Elected Officials

Can I join a constituency group if my city is not a member of NLC?

Yes, you may become a Supporting Member. They are able to participate in Constituency Group events and activities, but are not able to become voting members. 

Can I join a constituency group if I am not an elected official?

Yes, you may become a Supporting Member. They are able to participate in Constituency Group events and activities, but are not able to become voting members. 

What Benefits Do I Get From Participation Fees?

Hispanic Local Elected Officials: Participation fee includes access to the membership meetings and networking events.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Elected Officials: Participation fee includes access to community networking receptions and membership meetings.

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials: Participation fee includes access to: membership meetings, policy committee meeting, regional director’s meeting, luncheons, evening out events, a mobile workshop, and President’s Networking Receptions.

Women in Municipal Government: Participation fee includes includes access to luncheon and membership meetings.

What about APAMO?

The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) will continue to accept membership dues. To join, simply pay your membership fees as you register for City Summit and the Congressional City Conference

Join Today!

Join Now!

If you're not an NLC member or you're not an elected official, you can still join a constituency group by becoming a Supporting Member. However, you are not able to vote in elections or participate in some of the groups' activities. 

Fill out this form to become a Supporting Member.