After two years of virtual gatherings, we are very excited to host the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Summer Conference, July 21-23 in Nashville, TN. We hope you can join us for impactful conversations, leadership development opportunities, mobile tours, and a chance to connect with local leaders like yourself.

During the conference, you can expect to:

  • Engage in discussions on HBCUs, housing, gun violence, and more.
  • Meet peers passionate about communities of color.
  • Explore issues unique to your role as an African American local elected official.

Registration Rates

(April 1-July 10)
(July 11-July 20)
(After July 20)
NBC-LEO Member$250$300$350
Non-NBC-LEO Member$350$400$450
Guest/Spouse registration$150$200$250
Youth Registration (under 18)$100$175$200

Note: All offsite activities are included in the price of registration unless otherwise noted. Reservations for Hotel Room Block Ends June 28th. The link to reserve your hotel stay will be included in your conference registration confirmation email.

Contact Us

For assistance registering for the conference, booking your hotel stay, or additional questions, please contact or (202) 626-3100.

Schedule at-a-glance (subject to change)

Wednesday, July 20

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Conference Registration

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: NBC-LEO Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Board Dinner

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm: President’s Hospitality Event

Thursday, July 21

7:30 am – 6:00 pm: Conference Registration

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Opening Breakfast

9:45 am – 10:45 am: Forum: The Next Generation of City Leadership

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop: Addressing the Political Divide in Rural Communities

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop: Leadership Development Workshop

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Opening Luncheon

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop: Economic Wealth: Growing Black Talent

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop: Sustaining Black Owned Businesses

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm NBC-LEO Policy Committee Meeting

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm NBC-LEO Membership Committee Meeting

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception

9:00 pm – A night out in Nashville on your own

Friday, July 22

7:30 am – 2:00 pm: Conference Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am: NBC-LEO General Meeting and Breakfast

9:15 am – 10:30 am: Workshop: Housing and Economic Development

9:15 am – 10:30 am: Workshop: Rebuilding Faith in the Criminal Justice System

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop: Minority Health Disparities

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Workshop: Reducing Gun Violence Among Youth

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Plenary Luncheon

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Symposium: HBCU/PBI Athletic Excellence and Institutional Branding

6:15 pm: Bus pick-up for the Evening Out

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm: President’s Gala

Saturday, July 23

7:00 am – 9:00 am – Meet and load buses for the March Down John Lewis Avenue

8:00 am – 10:00 am Conference Registration

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast Available

9:45 am-10:00 am: Bus loading for all tours
Tours available (sign up in advance):

• Tour of Uncle Nearest (1 hour from Nashville; lunch included)

• Tour of Local HBCUs and Historical Sites (boxed lunches included)

2:30 pm: Buses return to hotel

4:30 pm – 10:30 pm: Looping shuttle from the Grand Hyatt to the Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival (Festival begins at 5pm and ends at 10pm. ticket included with registration)


Interested in supporting this summer conference? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here.

NLC is committed to the health and safety of our conference attendees, staff and guests. NLC’s health and safety protocols are based on the laws in the hosting jurisdiction, guidance from the CDC, and any restrictions of the hosting event facility. Please note these protocols are subject to change.