Join the First Tier Suburbs (FTS) Council for its bi-monthly council meeting Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 3:00 pm ET to learn how to reshape and reactivate your suburb.

This meeting will feature guest speaker Krista Nightengale, Executive Director of BETTER BLOCK – a nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.

Speakers will include:

  • Guest Speaker – Krista Nightengale, Executive Director, BETTER BLOCK
  • Chair – Ty Stober, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Vancouver, WA
  • Vice-Chair – Marlo Alston, Councilmember, City of Centennial, CO
  • Vice-Chair – Kris Dahir, Councilman, City of Sparks, NV
  • NLC Board Liaison – John Goodhouse, Councilmember, City of Tigard, OR
  • FTS Council Staff Liaison – Kirk H. Ross, Membership Engagement Manager
  • NLC Federal Advocacy Liaison – Brittney D. Kohler, Legislative Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Services

This meeting is open to all NLC members.

About First Tier Suburbs

The First Tier Suburbs Council is open to any local elected official and staff representing a suburb outside of a metropolis and inside rural areas. Participants share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting suburbs. Participation in the Council ensures that the unique needs of First Tier Suburbs are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts and policy discussions.

Council meetings occur bi-monthly on the odd number of months (Jan, March, May, etc.) The meetings occur virtually via Zoom and in-person during NLC Conferences.

To join the First Tier Suburbs Council or for questions regarding this month’s FTS Council Meeting, please email our membership team at and include First Tier Suburbs in the subject line.