Join NLC for the launch of its annual State of the Cities report. The 2024 State of the Cities (SOTC) report provides a comprehensive analysis of the social and economic landscapes of American municipalities.

Hear from municipal leaders and other experts about the unique challenges and opportunities within our nation’s cities, towns, and villages. This year’s report places a spotlight on the key policy priorities identified by mayors.

During this event, get the big takeaways from this year’s report and learn about the dynamic interaction between mayoral policies and citizen engagement.


  • Farhad Omeyr, PhD., Program Director, Research & Data, NLC
  • Joshua Franzel, PhD., Senior Executive and Director, Research & Data, NLC
  • Larisa Svechin, Mayor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
  • Kim Norton, Mayor, Rochester, MN
  • Lisa Hicks Gilbert, Mayor, Elaine, AR

Want to learn more about NLC’s State of the Cities report?

Explore our 2023 report which captured the most urgent challenges facing mayors and their municipalities.