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.
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. LGBTLO was established in December 1993 by a group of municipal officials attending the Congress of Cities Conference in Orlando, Florida. Led by Sherry Harris, a councilmember from Seattle, Washington, LGBTLO became a constituency group of NLC members.
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.
|President||First Vice President||Second Vice President|
Wilton Manors, Florida
|Jeffrey Zane Slavin
Victor Aguilar Jr.
LGBTLO 2020 Board of Directors
Tom Green, Vice Mayor, Wilton Manors, Fla. (President)
Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor, Somerset, MD. (First Vice President)
Victor Aguilar Jr., Councilmember, San Leandro, CA (Second Vice President)
Andy Amoroso, Vice Mayor, Lake Worth, Florida (Immediate Past President)
Ty Stober, Councilmember, Vancouver, Wash.
Tim Lonergan, Commissioner, Oakland Park, FL
Krystal Marx, Coumcilmember, Burien, WA
Nancy VanReece, Councilmember, Nashville, Tenn.
Joining a constituency group is an NLC member benefit. 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.
Constituency group members pay an additional one time activity fee to attend group activities during City Summit and the Congressional City Conference. This gives you voting rights as well as entry into policy and business meetings and networking receptions.
Questions? Read through our FAQs or contact us at email@example.com.
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.