National League of Cities Selects Kansas City, Missouri as Host for 2022 City Summit

July 10, 2018 - (2 min read)

WASHINGTON – July 10, 2018 – The National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors selected Kansas City, Missouri, to host its 2022 City Summit conference taking place November 16-19, 2022. The event will bring thousands of city leaders, corporate partners and city staff to Kansas City for four days of educational seminars, policymaking and networking activities. City Summit is the largest educational and networking event for city officials in the United States.

“Kansas City will make an excellent backdrop for the 2022 City Summit,” said National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. “Our conference will be a great opportunity for local officials to see the innovative practices and policies Kansas City is implementing and experience the city’s dynamic culture for themselves.”

“We are extremely excited and honored that Kansas City has been chosen to host the National League of Cities’ 2022 City Summit,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “An organization like the NLC has the option of meeting in any city in the country, and we are grateful they selected Kansas City. We look forward to sharing our thriving arts scene, world-class cultural attractions and great hospitality with city leaders from across the U.S. Most of all, we look forward to introducing the NLC to the people of Kansas City.”

City Summit includes educational content on pressing challenges facing city leaders and numerous networking activities in and around the host city. Attendees will hear from prominent speakers and issue experts, participate in leadership training sessions, attend issue-specific workshops and engage in mobile workshops held throughout the city.

“As a National League of Cities board member and proud Kansas City Councilmember, I am thrilled to share my hometown with over 4,000 local elected officials,” said National League of Cities (NLC) Board Member and Kansas City Councilmember Jermaine Reed.“We have so much to share with our colleagues, and so much to learn in return.”

The summit is also a forum for many NLC’s Governance activities and includes meetings and events by the Board of Directors, policy and advocacy committees, member committees and constituency groups. The event concludes with NLC’s annual membership meeting. The Exposition showcases a variety of products and services available to cities.

Registration is still open for this year’s conference in Los Angeles held November 7 – 10, 2019. Members of the media wishing to cover City Summit 2022 should RSVP by contacting



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