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Some of the most valuable benefits of NLC membership are the relationships city leaders can form with their peers. Through our networks, council, groups and committees, municipal leaders share creative ideas, learn from their peers, shape NLC policy on federal issues and grow as local leaders on the national stage.

NLC offers a number of ways for local leaders to get involved and get the most out of their membership experience. Keep a look out for information on how you can apply to be a part of NLC's signature networking and policy development groups. NLC will begin taking applications in August. 

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2018 Application Timeline
Leadership Position Due
Officers and Board of Directors  October 13, 2017
Advocacy Committee Chair or Vice Chair
Member Council Chair or Vice Chair
Constituency Group President or Vice President
General Position Due
Advocacy Committee December 1, 2017
Member Council Accepted
Year Round
Constituency Group
Federal Advocacy Committees

Raise your profile as a municipal leader on Capitol Hill while working with city leaders from across the nation in developing the organization’s federal policy positions. These positions are the foundation of our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and within the Administration. Combined, these federal policy positions make up the National Municipal Policy.

Contact Ervin Bishop ( with questions.

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Member Councils

The NLC’s Member Councils reflect the different types of communities you represent. Whether you are from a college town, a military community, a large city, a small town, or a suburb, there is a council that represents your community. Councils meet twice annually - once at the Congressional City Conference held in Washington DC each March and once at the City Summit each November.

Contact Katrina Amos Washington ( with questions.


Constituency Groups

Constituency Groups are caucuses within the National League of Cities membership that shares common interests and concerns. They reflect the diverse interests and backgrounds of NLC's membership and contribute to NLC's leadership development, policy formulation, advocacy, and program activities.

Contact Eli Frankel at with questions.

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Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council

Join a group of local officials working toward building a world in which every local official is equipped to effectively lead and serve an inclusive and healthy community. 

Contact Anique Baker-Frazier ( with questions

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