What is a Constituency Group?
Caucuses within the National League of Cities, our constituency groups are networks that give local leaders a space to express themselves and advocate for the needs of their community. With five different constituencies, everyone can find their place within NLC.
Networking & Leadership Opportunities
Every constituency group is a platform to network and share insights and expertise. With opportunities for leadership, policy creation and networking, you'll find your home within NLC while learning skills you can bring back to your community.
- Advocate for representation of diverse communities
- Share ideas and best practices
- Serve as a resource for the larger NLC community
Members may attend special summer conferences and enjoy constituency group events during NLC's annual conferences, including workshops, round table discussions and networking opportunities. Plus, three of five constituency groups host annual summer conferences:
The retreat is a late summer opportunity to connect, reflect and learn from national experts. Past locations include Boston, MA and Tempe, AZ, complete with a trip to Sonora, Mexico.
This year's conference is Washington, DC!
Joining a constituency group is an NLC member benefit—there is no cost associated with membership! By joining a constituency group, you receive policy and legislative updates, access to the group network and special updates related to NLC's annual and summer conferences.
Come conference time, you'll pay a one time participation fee 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 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.
The National League of Cities offers the City Cultural Diversity Awards to honor cities that exhibit quality and innovation promoting cultural diversity. These awards are presented at the annual Congressional City Conference.
Applications are now open for the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Awards!
The program recognizes female municipal officials for their unique and outstanding leadership in local government. Each year, WIMG and NLC recognize an individual for initiating creative and successful programs in municipal government that help their community, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders.
Our goal is to promote more representation of women in local government and the program is designed to encourage more women to run for elected municipal office.