The National League of Cities, a strategic partner for local governments.
NLC is a resource and advocate for city leaders from communities large and small. We offer a wide range of benefits with practical solutions for common issues facing American cities and towns.
NLC's unparalleled portfolio of benefits help city officials achieve their leadership agenda.
Get valuable time and money back through NLC's Savings and Solutions Programs focused on improving: municipal funding, affordable healthcare, operational procurement, brand management, and resident amenities. By building strategic partnerships with select nonprofit organizations and private sector companies, NLC offers products and services that save cities and their residents. NLC encourages cities to participate in all seven programs, including:
NLC provides hands on technical assistance, education and training opportunities on emerging topics like workforce development, resiliency and race and equity leadership. Through our NLC University program, we help elected officials develop their leadership skills. With in-depth reports and original research, NLC helps city leaders make informed decisions about the future of their community, from pensions to preemption and economic development.
We create networking opportunities that span the country, including two annual conferences. With seven federal advocacy committees, six member councils, five constituency groups and various regional meetings, we connect local leaders with thousands of their peers.
NLC is the voice of cities in Washington. On Capitol Hill and in the White House, we advocate to make sure cities have the freedom and resources to create the conditions that make their cities thrive. NLC members drive our federal advocacy agenda through seven federal advocacy committees across policy topics such as economic development, public safety and infrastructure investment.
With the help of our members, NLC fights to save programs like CDBG, TIGER grants and other programs that invest in cities.
Move your community forward with the strength of the National League of Cities.
If you're interested in exploring the value of an NLC membership, start by connecting with your regional representative! With our regional membership model, we can answer questions specific to your community and help you get the most out of your NLC membership.
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City Cultural Diversity Awards
The City Cultural Diversity Awards Program showcases examples of how cities achieve excellence in diversity. It also promotes the positive results of "a total community collaboration." The awards are given to honor community leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity.
WIMG Leadership Program
Women in Municipal Government recognizes an individual for initiating creative and successful programs in local government that help their community; particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders.