First Tier Suburbs Council

The First Tier Suburbs Council is open to any local elected official representing a member city or town outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. Participants share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting first tier suburbs. Participation in the Council ensures that the unique needs of First Tier Suburbs are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts and policy discussions.

Learn How to Join 

 

2020 FIRST TIER SUBURBS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

NLC is partnering with TIP Strategies to offer national economic analysis to a first tier community on a topic of critical importance to that municipality. Get data analysis and insights to help your community address shared opportunities and challenges. 

Applications open March 2 and close April 10.  

 

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FIRST TIER SUBURBS REGIONAL HOUSING SUMMIT

The First Tier Suburbs commissioned an economic development pilot project to help exurbs acquire pro bono economic analysis in 2019. The Mid-America Regional Council out of the Kansas City area won the grant and successfully hosted a one-day workshop on housing affordability. The product of that summit was a report that summarizes the challenges for the Kansas City area and recommendations for addressing. 

Download the Report

 

 

Current Leadership

Chair

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Bryant DeLong

Adrian Hernandez
Councilmember
Pearland, Texas

Bryant DeLong
Mayor Pro Tem
North Kansas City, Missouri 

Janice Zahn
Councilmember
Bellevue, Washington

 

Council Objectives:

  • To be recognized as the voice and advocate for first tier suburbs
  • To be a resource to municipal officials from first tier suburbs
  • To engage first tier suburbs as active NLC members