The First Tier Suburbs Council (FTS) 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.

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

Join the FTS

Apply now for membership in the First Tier Suburbs Council. Click the link for instructions on how to apply and to access the application. Current FTS council members must reapply for the upcoming year.

Applications close on December 1, 2023.