Local Voices.
National Leadership.

Engage and network. Connect with your peers at NLC. 

Get involved with NLC by applying to join one of our Federal Advocacy Committees, Member Councils, Constituency Groups and represent your community at the national level.

  • Shape National Municipal Policy — Join a Federal Advocacy Committee
  • Connect with Cities Like Yours – Join a Member Council
  • Advocate for Diversity in Cities — Join a Constituency Group

Applications open through November 29, 2021

2021 Nominating Committee Announced

NLC President, Councilmember Kathy Maness has appointed a 14-member nominating committee and one alternate that will be responsible for recommending a slate of officers and board members to lead NLC in 2022. These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at City Summit on Friday, November 19.

NLC Immediate Past President, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, will chair the committee, which includes 13 elected city officials and two state municipal league executive directors.

Elected officials serving on the committee are:

  • Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor, Grass Valley, California
  • Robin Arredondo-Savage, Councilmember, Tempe, Arizona
  • Will Brennan, Councilmember, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Wally Campbell, Councilmember, Goodyear, Arizona 
  • Elizabeth Carr-Hurst, Mayor, Fairburn, Georgia
  • Ruth Grendahl, Councilmember, Apple Valley, Minnesota
  • David Holt, Mayor, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • David Luna, Councilmember, Mesa, Arizona
  • Jesse Matthews, Councilmember, Bessemer, Alabama
  • Tammy Maurer, Councilmember, Centennial, Colorado
  • Richard Montgomery, Councilmember, Manhattan Beach, California
  • Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, College Park, Maryland
  • Victoria Woodards, Mayor, Tacoma, Washington (ALTERNATE)

State municipal league executive directors serving on the committee are:

  • Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director, League of California Cities
  • Todd Glover, Executive Director, Municipal Association of South Carolina

NLC accepts membership applications for the following groups:

Federal advocacy Committees
Federal Advocacy Committees
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Energy, Environment & Natural Resources 
  • Finance Administration & Intergovernmental Relations 
  • Human Development 
  • Information Technology & Communications 
  • Public Safety & Crime Prevention
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Services 
Member councils
Member Councils

Our member councils provide a networking space for interacting with other local elected officials whose communities are similar.

  • First Tier Suburbs Council
  • Large Cities Council
  • Military Communities Council 
  • Small Cities Council 
  • University Communities Council 
  • Council on Youth, Education, and Families 
  • Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council 
Constituency Groups
Constituency Groups
  • Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO)
  • Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO)
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) 
  • Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) 

How to Apply

  1. LOGIN TO YOUR MYNLC ACCOUNT AND UPDATE YOUR PROFILE (important sections to update include your full profile and expertise).  Note: MyNLC account must be for the applicant. 
  2. CONFIRM CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE IS ACTIVE: Your municipality must be an active member paid in full to apply. If your city is not a current member, contact NLC Membership.


To be eligible to serve as a member of an NLC council, group or constituency group, the applicant must:

  • Submit an application form electronically by due date. 
  • Be from an NLC direct or affiliate member city.


To access the application, click the APPLY HERE button, then select the Membership Application tab highlighted in yellow on the menu.