CONNECTED LEADERS. CONNECTED COMMUNITIES 

There are so many different ways to lead at NLC.   
  • Be a National City Leader — Join our Board of Directors 
  • Shape National Municipal Policy — Join a Federal Advocacy Committee 
  • Advocate for Diversity in Cities — Join a Constituency Group 
  • Connect with Cities Like Yours — Join a Member Council 

Serving as an NLC Board Member, Officer, Vice Chair, Chair or Member is one of the most rewarding ways for you as a municipal leader to bring your expertise to the service of cities, towns and villages at the national level. By representing your community and contributing your voice, you have the opportunity to impact the direction of the National League of Cities and even national policy. 

Leadership Positions

You can apply for up to three different groups (application closed Sept. 22). 

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) 
Board of directors

Board of Directors

How To Apply

Leadership applications: August 11 – September 22 

  • Login to your MyNLC account and update your profile (important sections to update include full profile, contact information, expertise and interests). Note: MyNLC account must be for applicant. 
  • Login to your MyNLC account and update your profile (important sections to update include full profile, contact information, expertise and interests). Note: MyNLC account must be for applicant. 
  • Login to your MyNLC account and update your profile (important sections to update include full profile, contact information, expertise and interests). Note: MyNLC account must be for applicant. 
  • Update your professional resume and biography. 
  • Update your professional resume and biography. 

Not sure if you have an NLC account? Please contact NLC Membership for verification at membership@nlc.org

Eligibility

To be eligible to serve in a leadership position, the applicant must: 

  1. Submit an application form electronically by Sept. 22, 2020 for any available position.  
  2. Be from an NLC direct or affiliate member city; 
  3. If you are applying to a Member Council, Constituency Group, or Federal Advocacy Committee, you must: 
  • Be a current member of NLC, with up-to-date and paid membership dues and activity fees when applicable at time of application; 
  • If elected, participation in Committee and Council convenings is highly encouraged or required of members. 

Get more information on NLC’s Board of Directors