We are excited that you are interested in joining the National League of Cities!

Members Talking at Conference

As a member of NLC, you and your city, town or village will enjoy:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Access to expertise assistance
  • Influence on committees and councils with other elected officials

If you are ready to join, complete the fields below and click the Submit button to start your application and request an invoice. Our staff will respond within two business days with the next steps to have your municipality join as a member.

If you are an elected official or municipal staff from a member city, you are already able to access NLC benefits. If you have specific questions about joining, please get in touch with our Membership team via the form below and we will be happy to assist you.

Application Instructions

After completing the request form on this page, you will be directed to the online membership application through the MyNLC portal. Once you log in, you will see a blue bar towards the top of the page. It should show your membership status and a link to “Join” which will take you to the membership application.

What You’ll Need

All applications must be submitted online through the MyNLC portal. Here is some information you’ll need to complete your application:

  • Contact information for city officials and staff
  • Contact information for elected officials and/or members of the governing body
  • Election terms
  • Primary billing contact

You don’t have to complete the application in one sitting. Save it and come back when it’s convenient for you to submit.

Membership Dues

Dues are based on municipality population size. Use this chart to determine how much your municipality will need to contribute for membership.

Ways to Pay

After confirming billing information, you will have the option to

  • pay in full by credit card or 
  • have an invoice issued to pay by check or ACH transfer.

If you choose to have an invoice issued, you will see a “Print Invoice” button on the checkout page. Please mail in your check to the address below or follow the instructions on the invoice to complete the ACH transfer.

National League of Cities
PO Box 70511
Philadelphia, PA 19176-0511

NLC Benefits

See full membership benefits on our membership page.