Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) constituency group is a voluntary association of local elected and appointed officials formed to encourage the active involvement and full participation of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender municipal officials, and their supporters, in the organization and programs of the National League of Cities.


The focus of the group has been on a number of issues such as: the 2000 census, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both as a public health care and a health care funding issue; domestic partnership policies and legislation; and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. LGBTLO recently changed its acronym on March 8, 2015 at the Congressional Cities Conference in Washington, D.C. They were originally known as GLBTLO.

LGBTLO was established in December 1993 by a group of municipal officials attending the Congress of Cities in Orlando, Florida. Led by Sherry Harris, Councilmember from the city of Seattle, Washington, LGBTLO became a constituency group of NLC members. Constituency groups are a vital part of the organization, serving as a forum for city officials with common interests to come together at conferences, present workshops and ensure that NLC policies reflect the diversity of its membership.

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2019 Officers 

President First Vice President Second Vice President
Tom Green Jeffrey Slavin Victor Aguilar


Tom Green
Wilton Manors, Florida
Jeffrey Zane Slavin
Somerset, Maryland

Victor Aguilar
San Leandro, California

Board Roster

LGBTLO 2019 Board of Directors

Tom Green, Vice Mayor, Wilton Manors, Fla. (President)
Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor, Somerset, Fla. (First Vice President)
Victor Aguilar, Councilmember, San Leandro, CA (Second Vice President)

At-Large Members:
Chris Clark, Councilmember, Mountain View, Calif.
Tim Lonergan, Commissioner, Oakland Park, Fla.
Ty Stober, Councilmember, Vancouver, Wash.
Nancy VanReece, Councilmember, Nashville, Tenn.

Membership and Conference Activities

Joining a constituency group is an NLC member benefit. With the exception of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials, you don't have to pay a yearly membership fee. By joining a constituency group, you can receive policy and legislative updates, access to the group network and special updates related to NLC annual and summer conferences. 

Come conference time, you'll pay a one time participation fee of $40 at each conference to support the group's conference activities. This enables you to vote in elections, attend policy and business meetings and network at receptions. 

Questions? Read through our FAQs or contact us at constituencygroups@nlc.org. 

Join Now!

If you're not an NLC member or you're not an elected official, you can still join a constituency group by becoming a Supporting Member. However, you are not able to vote in elections or participate in some of the groups' activities. 

Fill out this form to become a Supporting Member.