Member Letter to Congress on 2017 Budget Plans

This budget season, congress must stand with cities.
This budget season, congress must stand with cities.

More than 500 city officials have already signed the action letter below asking Congress to stand with cities this budget season. Find directions below on how you can add your name to NLC's letter and send your own letter to your members of congress.

Members of Congress:

We are the nation’s cities — bold and strong together. We are the engines of the economy and the bedrock of the nation. We are home to creative centers, industrial powerhouses, academic hubs and the hundreds of millions of Americans who are your constituents. And now, we need you to stand with cities to fight the cuts that would devastate cities across the board.

As the nation’s local elected officials we urgently ask you to stand with cities as we enter the budget process. Administration proposals to cut billions in domestic funding from programs, which cities use to grow and prosper, will flat line the progress we have made. We need you to join us in protecting the programs that matter most to cities.

Cities cannot make up for:

  • Cuts to HUD that would eviscerate critical programs that support local governments, like Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which finance projects to revitalize communities, provide affordable housing and drive the nation’s economy forward.
  • Reductions in EPA funding that could cut back more than two dozen programs that allow city leaders to protect their resources, prepare for increasing natural disasters and promote healthy and stronger communities.
  • FEMA cuts that reduce available funding for disaster assistance to cities.
  • Elimination of the economic development grants from the Department of Commerce.
  • Elimination of COPS grants that support law enforcement officers and make our communities safer places to live.
  • And any other cuts that would inhibit the role cities play in growing America’s economy.

There is a long history of federal-local partnerships when it comes to moving America forward. Budget proposals we’ve seen so far not only alarm us, as the nation’s local leaders, but jeopardize this historic relationship.

Cities need Congress to design a budget proposal that puts cities first. Cities need Congress to stand with cities.

The Nation's Cities
(Organized below by state)

Add Your Signature

More than 500 local elected officials have signed onto our action letter to Congress. Check out the growing list of signatures by state, below, and add your signature here.

  • Councilmember Benjamin Little of Anniston, AL
  • Councilmember David Reddick of Anniston, AL
  • Councilmember John Biggs of Bay Minette, AL
  • Councilmember Michael Phllips of Bay Minette, AL
  • Councilmember William Taylor of Bay Minette, AL
  • Councilmember Cynthia Donald of Bessemer, AL
  • Councilmember Cleophus King of Bessemer, AL
  • Councilmember Jesse Matthews of Bessemer, AL
  • Councilmember Donna Thigpen of Bessemer, AL
  • Councilmember David Bradley of Florence, AL
  • Councilmember Michelle Eubanks of Florence, AL
  • Mayor Steve Holt of Florence, AL
  • Councilmember Kaytrina Simmons of Florence, AL
  • Councilmember Charlie Ebert of Foley, AL
  • Councilmember Ralph Hellmich of Foley, AL
  • Councilmember Cynthia Toles of Gadsden, AL
  • Council President Deverick Williams of Gadsden, AL
  • Councilmember Thomas Worthy of Gadsden, AL
  • Mayor Charles Gilchrist of Glencoe, AL
  • Councilmember Walter Jones of Homewood, AL
  • Councilmember Derrick Murphy of Hoover, AL
  • Mayor Steve Ware of Hueytown, AL
  • Council President Fran Zinnerman of Hueytown, AL
  • Councilmember joey callahan of Lincoln, AL
  • Councilmember Jennie Jones of Lincoln, AL
  • Councilmember Billy Pearson of Lincoln, AL
  • Councilmember Velma Johnson of Midfield, AL
  • Councilmember James Reasor of Midfield, AL
  • Councilmember Levon Manzie of Mobile, AL
  • Councilmember CJ Small of Mobile, AL
  • Executive Director Ken Smith of Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Councilmember Allen Noles of Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Councilmember Tiffany Gibson-Pitts of Opelika, AL
  • President Pro Tempore Patricia Jones of Opelika, AL
  • Councilmember Charlotte Hubbard of Oxford, AL
  • Mayor Rusty Jessup of Riverside, AL
  • Councilmember Ruth Campbell of Robertsdale, AL
  • Councilmember Sue Cooper of Robertsdale, AL
  • Mayor Charles Murphy of Robertsdale, AL
  • Councilmember Wayne Biggs of Saraland, AL
  • Councilmember J. Newton Cromer of Saraland, AL
  • Councilmember Veronica Hudson of Saraland, AL
  • Councilmember Jessica Butler of Scottsboro, AL
  • Councilmember Gary Stewart of Scottsboro, AL
  • Council President Tony Wallingsford of Scottsboro, AL
  • Councilmember Johnnie Leashore of Selma, AL
  • Mayor Darrio Melton of Selma, AL
  • Councilmember Derrick McCloud of Shorter, AL
  • Councilmember Rhonda McCloud of Shorter, AL
  • Councilmember Mary Carolyn McDaniel of Summerdale, AL
  • Assembly Chair Elvi Gray-Jackson of Anchorage, AK
  • Councilmember Pat Dennis of Avondale, AZ
  • Director of Community Relations Pier Simeri of Avondale, AZ
  • Councilmember Wally Campbell of Goodyear, AZ
  • Councilmember David Luna of Mesa, AZ            
  • Councilmember Ryan Winkle of Mesa, AZ
  • Councilmember Jorge Maldonado of Nogales, AZ
  • Councilmember Jon Edwards of Peoria, AZ
  • Councilmember Vicki Hunt of Peoria, AZ
  • Councilmember John Williams of Surprise, AZ
  • Councilmember Roland Winters of Surprise, AZ
  • Councilmember Randy Keating of Tempe, AZ
  • Councilmember Lauren Kuby of Tempe, AZ
  • Councilmember Joel Navarro of Tempe, AZ
  • Mayor Rick Elumbaugh of Batesville, AR
  • Mayor JoAnne Bush of Lake Village, AR
  • Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, AR
  • Mayor Mike Watson of Maumelle, AR
  • Alderman Murry Witcher of North Little Rock, AR
  • Mayor Virginia Young of Sherwood, AR
  • Mayor Harry Brown of Stephens, AR
  • Mayor Cecilia Hupp of Brea, CA
  • Councilmember Martin Simonoff of Brea, CA
  • Councilmember Carol Chen of Cerritos, CA
  • Councilmember Ron Leone of Concord, CA
  • Councilmember Tim McGallian of Concord, CA
  • Mayor Jim Clarke of Culver City, CA
  • Councilmember Bob Blumenfield of Los Angeles, CA
  • Mayor Lou La Monte of Malibu, CA
  • Former Mayor R. Michael Kasperzak of Mountain View, CA
  • Mayor Ken Rosenberg of Mountain View, CA
  • Councilmember Cory Wolbach of Palo Alto, CA
  • Vice Mayor Gene Masuda of Pasadena, CA
  • Councilmember Robert McGarvey of Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Mayor Dennis Michael of Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Mayor William Bailey of Riverside, CA
  • Councilmember Margaret Clark of Rosemead, CA
  • Councilmember Polly Low of Rosemead, CA
  • Councilmember JoAnne Mounce of Sacramento, CA
  • Director of Intergovernmental Relations Betsy Shotwell of San Jose, CA
  • Councilmember Benny Lee of San Leandro, CA
  • Councilmember Corina Lopez of San Leandro, CA
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis of Santa Monica, CA
  • Councilmember Pam O'Connor of Santa Monica, CA
  • Councilmember Christy Weir of Ventura, CA
  • Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman of West Hollywood, CA
  • Councilmember Marsha Berzins of Aurora, CO
  • Councilmember Barbara Cleland of Aurora, CO
  • City Council Charles Richardson of Aurora, CO
  • Councilmember Matthew Appelbaum of Boulder, CO
  • Councilmember Bob Yates of Boulder, CO
  • Councilmember Bette Erickson of Broomfield, CO
  • Councilmember Kathy Turley of Centennial, CO
  • Councilmember Kathy Turley of Centennial, CO
  • Councilmember Jason McEldowney of Commerce City, CO
  • Mayor Christina Rinderle of Durango, CO
  • Councilmember Linda Olson of Englewood, CO
  • Councilmember Kristin Stephens of Fort Collins, CO
  • Councilmember Duncan McArthur of Grand Junction, CO
  • Councilmember Shakti Shakti of Lakewood, CO
  • Counselor Olga Bermudez of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Polly Christensen of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Bonnie Finley of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Jeff Moore of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Joan Peck of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Joan Peck of Longmont, CO
  • Councilmember Gabe Santos of Longmont, CO
  • Mayor Pro Tempore John Fogle of Loveland, CO
  • Councilmember Joan Shaffer of Loveland, CO
  • Councilmember Roy Anderson of Montrose, CO
  • Mayor Rex Swanson of Montrose, CO
  • Councilmember Antonio Esquibel of Northglenn, CO
  • Mayor Heidi Williams of Thornton, CO
  • Councillor Shannon Bird of Westminster, CO
  • Councillor Maria De Cambra of Westminster, CO
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Alberto Garcia of Westminster, CO
  • Councilmember Mary Brantley of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Kathryn Bukovsky of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Scott Burns of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Jose Casco of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Milta Feliciano of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Jeanette Herron of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember James Holloway of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Eneida Martinez of Bridgeport, CT
  • Council President Thomas McCarthy of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Aidee Nieves of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember John Olson of Bridgeport, CT
  • Councilmember Nessah Smith of Bridgeport, CT
  • Alderman Gerald Antunes of New Haven, CT
  • Alderman Darryl Brackeen of New Haven, CT
  • Alderman Frank Douglass of New Haven, CT
  • Alderman Dave Reyes of New Haven, CT
  • Alderman Rosa Ferraro Santana of New Haven, CT
  • Alderman Brian Wingate of New Haven, CT
  • Councilmember Margrit Hadden of Newark, DE
  • Mayor Polly Sierer of Newark, DE
  • Councilmember Rysheema Dixon of Wilmington, DE
  • Council President Hanifa Shabazz of Wilmington, DE
  • Councilmember Leo Longworth of Bartow, FL
  • Vice Mayor Mary Wilkerson of Belle Glade, FL
  • Councilmember Jeremy Rodgers of Boca Raton, FL
  • City Manager Michael Beedie of Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Mayor Matthew Surrency of Hawthorne, FL
  • Commissioner Andy Amoroso of Lake Worth, FL
  • Commissioner Phillip Walker of Lakeland, FL
  • Commissioner Sandra Davey of Lauderdale Lakes, FL
  • Vice Mayor Veronica Edwards Phillips of Lauderdale Lakes, FL
  • Commissioner Beverly Williams of Lauderdale Lakes, FL
  • Commissioner Hayward Benson of Lauderhill, FL
  • Director of Intergovernmental Relations Diana Arteaga of Miami, FL
  • Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, FL
  • Commissioner Vanessa Carusone of North Port, FL
  • Commissioner Christopher Hanks of North Port, FL
  • Commissioner Debbie McDowell of North Port, FL
  • Mayor Linda Yates of North Port, FL
  • Director of Budget & Legislative Affairs Cindy Kelley of Ocala, FL
  • Commissioner Joel Keller of Ocoee, FL
  • Commissioner Samuel Ings of Orlando, FL
  • Mayor Keith Babb of Pahokee, FL
  • Commissioner Nathaniel Holmes of Pahokee, FL
  • Commissioner Clara Murvin of Pahokee, FL
  • Executive Director Richard Radcliffe of Palm Peach County League of Cities
  • Councilmember Anna Hochkammer of Pinecrest, FL
  • Councilmember James McDonald of Pinecrest, FL
  • Councilmember Tonya Davis-Johnson of Riviera Beach, FL
  • Councilmember KaShamba Miller-Anderson of Riviera Beach, FL
  • Mayor Willie Shaw of Sarasota, FL
  • Mayor Joe Kyles of South Bay, FL
  • Deputy Mayor Neil Kerch of Sunrise, FL
  • Commissioner Joseph Scuotto of Sunrise, FL
  • Commissioner Gil Ziffer of Tallahassee, FL
  • Commissioner Julie Fishman of Tamarac, FL
  • Commissioner Michelle Gomez of Tamarac, FL
  • Commissioner Debra Placko of Tamarac, FL
  • Councilmember Harry Cohen of Tampa, FL
  • Commissioner Keith James of West Palm Beach, FL
  • Mayor Geraldine Muoio of West Palm Beach, FL
  • Commissioner Tom Green of Wilton Manors, FL
  • Mayor Gary Resnick of Wilton Manors, FL
  • Councilmember Joyce Sheperd of Atlanta, GA
  • Mayor Patricia Garrett of Decatur, GA
  • Councilmember Thomas Calloway of East Point, GA
  • Councilmember Alexander Gothard of East Point, GA
  • Councilmember Deana Holiday Ingraham of East Point, GA
  • Councilmember Nanette Saucier of East Point, GA
  • Councilmember Lydia Glaize of Fairburn, GA
  • Councilmember Elizabeth Hurst of Fairburn, GA
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Hattie Portis-Jones of Fairburn, GA
  • Councilmember James Whitmore of Fairburn, GA
  • Councilmember An''''cel Davis of Riverdale, GA
  • Councilmember Kenny Ruffin of Riverdale, GA
  • Alderman Van Johnson of Savannah, GA
  • Councilmember Brian Jones of Union City, GA
  • Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, GA
  • Councilmember Robert Yost of Valdosta, GA
  • Mayor Garret Nancolas of Caldwell, ID
  • Alderman Joseph Moore of Chicago, IL
  • Trustee Isiah Brandon of Maywood, IL
  • Village Trustee Michael Rogers of Maywood, IL
  • Alderman Bobby Allen of North Chicago, IL
  • Alderman Bonny Mayfield of North Chicago, IL
  • Mayor Leon Rockingham of North Chicago, IL
  • Council President Johnnie Warren of Oakwood, IL
  • Mayor John Ostenburg of Park Forest, IL
  • Councilmember Rebecca Crumes of Anderson, IN
  • Alderman Scott Naumann of Bettendorf, IA
  • Councilmember Kris Gulick of Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Mayor John Lundell of Coralville, IA           
  • Councilmember Skip Moore of Des Moines, IA
  • Mayor Usha Reddi of Manhattan, KS
  • Councilmember Debbie Kring of Mission, KS
  • Mayor Sara Caylor of Ottawa, KS
  • Councilmember Becky Fast of Roeland Park, KS
  • Councilmember Jim Neighbor of Shawnee, KS
  • Councilmember Mickey Sandifer of Shawnee Kansas, KS
  • Deputy Director Cindy Green of the League of Kansas Municipalities 
  • Councilmember Lavonta Williams of Wichita, KS
  • City Administrator Brian Dehner of Edgewood, KY
  • Mayor John Link of Edgewood, KY
  • Commissioner Brad Staton of Henderson, KY
  • Commissioner Austin Vowels of Henderson, KY
  • Councilmember Cindi Fowler of Louisville, KY
  • Councilmember Dan Johnson of Louisville, KY
  • Councilmember Vicki Aubrey Welch of Louisville, KY
  • Mayor Jeffrey Edwards of Monticello, KY
  • City Manager Donovan Blackburn of Pikeville, KY
  • Mayor Claude Christensen of Sadieville, KY
  • Councilmember Joe Fuller of Alexandria, LA
  • Councilmember Jules Green of Alexandria, LA
  • Councilor Joseph Ferris of Brewer, ME
  • Councilmember Pious Ali of Portland, ME
  • Councilor Belinda Ray of Portland, ME
  • Councilmember Linda D. Monroe of Capitol Heights, MD
  • Mayor Patrick Wojahn of College Park, MD
  • Commissioner Harryette Irving of District Heights, MD
  • Commissioner Johnathan Medlock of District Heights, MD
  • Mayor Jack Sims of District Heights, MD
  • Mayor Jacqueline Goodall of Forest Heights, MD
  • Councilmember Michael Sesma of Gaithersburg, MD
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Judith Davis of Greenbelt, MD
  • Mayor Emmett Jordan of Greenbelt, MD
  • Councilmember Leta Mach of Greenbelt, MD
  • Councilmember Michael Leszcz of Laurel, MD
  • Councilmember Shireka McCarthy of Seat Pleasant, MD
  • Councilmember Peter Kovar of Takoma Park, MD
  • Councilmember Tim Male of Takoma Park, MD
  • Councilmember Jarrett Smith of Takoma Park, MD
  • Councilmember Jan Devereux of Cambridge, MA
  • Councillor Nadeem Mazen of Cambridge, MA
  • Executive Director & CEO Geoffrey Beckwith of the Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Mayor Lee Kilbourn of Auburn, MI
  • Mayor Mark Meadows of Easy Lansing, MI
  • Councilmember Theresa Rich of Farmington Hills, MI
  • Mayor Sue Osborn of Fenton, MI
  • Commissioner Jeff Jenks of Huntington Woods, MI
  • Councilmember Daniel P. Greer of Jackson, MI
  • Councilmember Thomas Goodwin of Apple Valley, MN
  • Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland of Apple Valley, MN
  • Councilmember Susan Pha of Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Councilmember Jennifer Geisler of Coon Rapids, MN
  • Councilmember Sherry Butcher Wickstrom of Eden Prairie, MN
  • Councilmember Ron Case of Eden Prairie, MN
  • Mayor Molly Cummings of Hopkins, MN
  • Councilmember John Quincy of Minneapolis, MN
  • Councilmember Patty Acomb of Minnetonka, MN
  • Councilmember Mary Burg of New Brighton, MN
  • Councilmember Kim Beise of Red Wing, MN
  • Councilmember Kim Beise of Red Wing, MN
  • Mayor Sean Dowse of Red Wing, MN
  • Councilmember Edwina Garcia of Richfield, MN
  • Councilmember Maria Regan Gonzalez of Richfield, MN
  • Councilmember Mark Bilderback of Rochester, MN
  • Mayor Ardell Brede of Rochester, MN
  • Councilmember Annalissa Johnson of Rochester, MN
  • Council President Randy Staver of Rochester, MN
  • Councilmember Michael Wojcik of Rochester, MN
  • Mayor William Droste of Rosemount, MN
  • Councilmember Jeff Weisensel of Rosemount, MN
  • Mayor Jake Spano of Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Mayor Jo Emerson of White Bear Lake, MN
  • Mayor Merlin Richardson of Anguilla, MS
  • Mayor Glen Barlow of French Camp, MS
  • Mayor Carolyn McAdams of Greenwood, MS
  • Councilmember Charles McCoy of Greenwood, MS
  • Council President Ronnie Stevenson of Greenwood, MS
  • Mayor James Clyde of Magee, MS
  • Councilmember George Thomas of Meridian, MS
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis of Natchez, MS
  • Alderman Billie Frazier of Natchez, MS
  • Alderman Felicia Irving of Natchez, MS
  • Mayor Diane Delaware of Yazoo City, MS
  • Alderman James Crain of Grandview, MO
  • Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean of Joplin, MO
  • Councilmember Alissia Canady of Kansas City, MO
  • Councilmember Teresa Loar of Kansas City, MO
  • Councilmember Jermaine Reed of Kansas City, MO
  • Councilmember Craig Faith of Lees Summit, MO
  • Councilmember Shawn Faulkingham of Maplewood, MO
  • Councilmember Rod Jennings of University City, MO
  • Village Trustee Alan Michl of Exeter, NE
  • Mayor Donald Groesser of Ralston, NE
New Hampshire
  • Executive Director Judy Silva of New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Jersey
  • Councilmember Jules Green of Alexandria, NJ
  • Council President Mildred Crump of Newark, NJ
  • Councilmember Luis Quintana of Newark, NJ
New Mexico
  • Mayor Richard Cordova of Eagle Nest, NM
  • Trustee Mary Homan of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
  • Councilmember Cynthia Ann Bettison of Silver City, NM
New York
  • Mayor Ellen Polimeni of Canandaigua, NY
  • Mayor Ellen Polimeni of Canandaigua, NY
  • Comissioner Baye Muhammad of Rochester, NY
  • Councilmember Michael Patterson of Rochester, NY
North Carolina
  • Mayor Ian Baltutis of Burlington, NC
  • Councilmember Dimple Ajmera of Charlotte, NC
  • Councilmember Patsy Kinsey of Charlotte, NC
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Viola Lyles of Charlotte, NC
  • Councilmember LaWana Mayfield of Charlotte, NC
  • Councilmember James Mitchell of Charlotte, NC
  • Mayor Darryl Moss of Creedmoor, NC
  • Commissioner Archer Wilkins of Creedmoor, NC
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden of Durham, NC
  • Councilmember Neville Hall of Eden, NC
  • Councilmember Larry Wright of Fayetteville, NC
  • Commissioner William Harris of Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Councilmember Rose Glover of Greenville, NC
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Kandie Smith of Greenville, NC
  • Councilmember Jason Ewing of High Point, NC
  • Councilmember Jeffrey Golden of High Point, NC
  • Councilmember Alyce Hill of High Point, NC
  • Councilmember Christopher Williams of High Point, NC
  • Mayor Joseph Gibbons of Lenoir, NC
  • Councilmember Todd Perdue of Lenoir, NC
  • Councilmember Crissy Thomas of Lenoir, NC
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Benjamin Willis of Lenoir, NC
  • Councilmember Leon Maynor of Lumberton, NC
  • Mayor Stephen Little of Marion, NC
  • Councilmember Don Ramsey of Marion, NC
  • Councilmember TJ Cawley of Morrisville, NC
  • Alderman Victor Taylor of New Bern, NC
  • Mayor Gregory Cummings of Pembroke, NC
  • Councilmember Theresa Locklear of Pembroke, NC
  • Councilmember Larry McNeill of Pembroke, NC
  • Mayor Bob Matheny of Raleigh, NC
  • Councilmember Jimmy Clarida of Whiteville, NC
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Margaret Haynes of Wilmington, NC
  • Assistant to the City Manager for Legislative Affairs Tony McEwen of Wilmington, NC
  • Councilmember Derrick Creech of Wilson, NC
  • Councilmember John Larson of Winston Salem, NC
  • Councilmember Jeff MacIntosh of Winston Salem, NC
North Dakota
  • Mayor Chris West of Grafton, ND
  • Mayor Katie Andersen of Jamestown, ND
  • Councilmember Tara Mosley-Samples of Akron, OH
  • Councilmember Russel Neal of Akron, OH
  • Councilmember Linda Omobien of Akron, OH
  • Councilmember Christine Fahl of Athens, OH
  • Mayor Steve Patterson of Athens, OH
  • Clerk of Council Patricia Britt of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Phyllis Cleveland of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Kevin Conwell of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Brian Kazy of Cleveland, OH
  • Chief of Government & International Affairs Valarie J. McCall of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Kerry McCormack of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Terrell Pruitt of Cleveland, OH
  • Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland, OH
  • Commissioner Christopher Shaw of Dayton, OH
  • Commissioner Christopher Shaw of Dayton, OH
  • Council President Pro Tem Jean Abernathy-Smith of Highland Hills, OH
  • Councilmember David Mills of Highland Hills, OH
  • Councilmember Lillian Moore of Highland Hills, OH
  • Councilmember Glenn Otto of Huber Heights, OH
  • Councilmember Richard Shaw, Jr. of Huber Heights, OH
  • Councilmember Bruce Duke of Kettering, OH
  • Councilmember Bryan Burgess of Oberlin, OH
  • Councilmember Sharon Pearson of Oberlin, OH
  • Executive Director Kent Scarrett of Ohio Municipal League
  • Council President Jane Goodman of South Euclid, OH

Mayor Craig Thurmond of Broken Arrow, OK

  • Mayor Dennis Doyle of Beaverton, OR
  • City Councilor Mark Fagin of Beaverton, OR
  • Councilmember Betty Taylor of Eugene, OR
  • Council President Thomas Johnston of Forest Grove, OR
  • Mayor Peter Truax of Forest Grove, OR
  • Councilor Anthony Martin of Hillsboro, OR
  • Councilor Theresa Kohlhoff of Lake Oswego, OR
  • Councilmember Frank Bubenik of Tualatin, OR
  • Mayor Matthew Pacifico of Altoona, PA
  • Mayor Salvatore Panto of Easton, PA
  • Councilmember Heather Lewis of Norristown, PA
  • Councilmember Valerie Scott Cooper of Norristown, PA
  • Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA
South Carolina
  • Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford of Camden, SC
  • Mayor John Tecklenburg of Charleston, SC
  • Deputy Executive Director Reba Campbell of the Municipal Association of South Carolina
  • Mayor Steve MacDougall of Lexington, SC
  • Councilmember Kathy Maness of Lexington, SC
  • Mayor Doug Echols of Rock Hill, SC
  • Councilmember Rosalyn Henderson Myers of Spartanburg, SC
  • Councilmember James Broderick of Walterboro, SC
  • Councilmember Boyd Jones of West Columbia, SC
  • Councilmember William Bo Perkinson of Athens, TN
  • Mayor Chad Keen of Bristol, TN
  • Councilmember Jack Young of Bristol, TN
  • Councilmember Fabian Bedne of Nashville, TN
  • Councilmember Ellen Smith of Oak Ridge, TN
  • Alderman James Hubbard of Springfield, TN
  • Councilmember Victoria Farrar-Myers of Arlington, TX
  • Councilmember Michael Glaspie of Arlington, TX
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Robin Mouton of Beaumont, TX
  • Councilmember Audwin Samuel of Beaumont, TX
  • Councilmember Gethrel Williams-Wright of Beaumont, TX
  • Commissioner Ida Beck of Carthage, TX
  • Commissioner Jerry Hanszen of Carthage, TX
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Lin Joffrion of Carthage, TX
  • Councilmember Clifford Shaw of Cedar Hill, TX
  • Councilmember Rick Callahan of Dallas, TX
  • Councilmember Tiffinni A. Young of Dallas, TX
  • Councilmember Keely Briggs of Denton, TX
  • Councilmember Kevin Roden of Denton, TX
  • Mayor Chris Watts of Denton, TX
  • Councilmember Luis Sifuentes of Eagle Pass, TX
  • Councilmember Rudy Villalpando of Eagle Pass, TX
  • Councilmember Jungus Jordan of Fort Worth, TX
  • Councilmember Ann Zadeh of Fort Worth, TX
  • Councilmember Rich Aubin of Garland, TX
  • Councilmember Stephen Stanley of Garland, TX
  • Councilmember B.J. Williams of Garland, TX
  • Councilmember Richard Fregoe of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Councilmember Amanda Edwards of Houston, TX
  • Councilmember Larry Green of Houston, TX
  • Councilmember Bill McLendon of Hurst, TX
  • Councilmember John Danish of Irving, TX
  • Councilmember William Palmer of Irving, TX
  • Councilmember Kyle Taylor of Irving, TX
  • Mayor Brian Johnson of Kennedale, TX
  • Councilmember Brandon Jones of Lewisville, TX
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Bruce Archer of Mesquite, TX
  • Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Casper of Mesquite, TX
  • Mayor Oscar Trevino of North Richland, TX
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Lissa Smith of Plano, TX
  • Councilmember Tiffany Hamilton of Port Arthur, TX
  • Councilmember Willie Bae Lewis of Port Arthur, TX
  • Councilmember Alan Warrick of San Antonio, TX
  • Councilmember Scott Gregson of San Marcos, TX
  • Councilmember Lisa Prewitt of San Marcos, TX
  • Mayor John Thomaides of San Marcos, TX
  • Councilmember Beth Holbrook of Bountiful, UT
  • Mayor Mark Shepherd of Clearfield, UT
  • Councilmember Derek Kitchen of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Councilmember Erin Mendenhall of Salt Lake City, UT
  • Councilmember Mike Mendenhall of Spanish Fork, UT
  • Councilor Kristin Szakos of Charlottesville, VA
  • Councilmember Christina Luman-Bailey of Hopewell, VA
  • Councilmember Anthony Zevgolis of Hopewell, VA
  • Councilmember Mamie B. Johnson of Norfolk, VA
  • Vice Mayor Paige Cherry of Portsmouth, VA
  • Vice Mayor Anita Price of Roanoke, VA
  • Councilmember John Hayes Holman of Auburn, WA
  • Councilmember Yolanda Trout of Auburn, WA
  • Mayor Pat Johnson of Buckley, WA
  • Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta of Burien, WA
  • Councilmember Cassie Franklin of Everett, WA
  • Councilmember Scott Murphy of Everett, WA
  • Councilmember Paul Roberts of Everett, WA
  • Council President Judy Tuohy of Everett, WA
  • Councilmember Laurie Sperry of Kenmore, WA
  • Mayor Amy Walen of Kirkland, WA
  • Deputy Mayor Cynthia Pratt of Lacey, WA
  • Mayor Andy Ryder of Lacey, WA
  • Councilmember Steve Muller of Marysville, WA
  • Council President Bob Champion of Mukilteo, WA
  • Councilmember Beth Munns of Oak Harbor, WA
  • Councilmember Erica Wasinger of Oak Harbor, WA
  • Mayor Leanne Guier of Pacific, WA
  • Councilmember Ruth Perez of Renton, WA
  • Councilmember Tom Odell of Sammamish, WA
  • Councilmember Ramiro Valderrama-Aramayo of Sammamish, WA
  • Councilmember Sally Bagshaw of Seattle, WA
  • Councilmember Will Hall of Shoreline, WA
  • Councilmember Doris McConnell of Shoreline, WA
  • Councilmember Keith McGlashan of Shoreline, WA
  • Councilmember Keith Scully of Shoreline, WA
  • Mayor Jim Restucci of Sunnyside, WA
  • Councilmember Joe Lonergan of Tacoma, WA
  • Councilmember Robert Thoms of Tacoma, WA
  • Councilmember Joe Duffie of Tukwila, WA
  • Councilmember Kathy Hougardy of Tukwila, WA
  • Councilmember Kate Kruller of Tukwila, WA
  • Councilmember De''Sean Quinn of Tukwila, WA
  • Councilmember Verna Seal of Tukwila, WA
  • Councilmember Ty Stober of Vancouver, WA
  • Assistant Director Curtis Witynski of League of Wisconsin Municipalities
  • Councilmember Denise DeMarb of Madison, WI
  • Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, WI
  • Alderman Robert Bauman of Milwaukee, WI
  • Alderman Cavalier Johnson of Milwaukee, WI
  • Councilmember Pat Gabriel of Laramie, WY
  • Councilmember Joe Shumway of Laramie, WY
  • Mayor Pro Tempore Randy Adams of Torrington, WY
  • Executive Director Richard Kaysen of Wyoming Association of Municipalities