Celebrate Small Cities Month


July Is Small Cities Month

NLC is celebrating small cities and the inspiring, challenging, and community-building experiences that define life in a small city, town or village. More than 80 percent of NLC members are jurisdictions with populations for 50,000 or less.

Join NLC in celebrating our small cities, towns and villages during Small Cities Month in July. 

 Tell NLC how your city, town or village is responding to challenges on housing, infrastructure and supporting economic development. Or how as a leader you are promoting civic engagement and building community across all generations. NLC will be posting blogs and content on social media and highlighting your stories on the NLC website. 

Here's how you can get involved. 

Share Your Story

Submit a 150-200 word blurb about how your city shows love for its residents through its housing and infrastructure programs, civic engagement and intergenerational services. Your city could be selected to be featured on the NLC Facebook page. Don't forget to send us your pictures to accompany your story. 


Pass a Proclamation

Commemorate Small Cities Month in your city with a proclamation. NLC has created a sample proclamation to help your city mark Small Cities Month. 

Download sample proclamation.

Send NLC Your Pictures

Show NLC what life in your small city looks like. Send us a high resolution (300 dpi or higher) picture of an event, activity or people along with a 25-word photo caption. All images will remain with NLC. 

Take Your Celebration Online

Tweet at NLC using the handle @leagueofcities and the hashtag #SmallCitiesMonth.


Thank you for your leadership of America's small cities, towns, and villages. Happy #SmallCitiesMonth.