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.

 

FIRIST TIER SUBURBS REGIONAL HOUSING SUMMIT

The First Tier Suburbs through an economic development pilot project to help exurbs acquire pro bono economic analysis. 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

 

 

 

Learn How to Join 

 

Current Leadership

Chair

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Chair

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Rich Shaw
Councilmember
Huber Heights, Ohio

Lauren Tolmachoff
Councilmember
Glendale, Arizona

Stephanie Meyer
Councilmember
Shawnee, Kansas

 

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