Young Municipal Leaders Network

YML Network
YML Network

"Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation." 
-Simon Sinek

The Young Municipal Leaders (YML) network is dedicated to helping city leaders tackle the leadership challenges of today and tomorrow. 

Open to elected officials and city staff 18-40 years old, the YML network recognizes that the next generation of leaders will face challenges unique to them and their peers.

  • An unresloved infrastructure deficit.
  • Climate change.
  • Cyber security.
  • A changing global economy.

These are just some of the issues young municipal leaders will take on in the coming years. By building an engaged community, we can develop solutions from city leader to city leader that span the country and improve residents' way of life. 

In addition, NLC aims to bridge the cultural and generational gap by creating meaningful dialogue between city leaders past and present. 

Launching at City Summit Charlotte

The YML Network is officially launching at the 2017 City Summit in Charlotte.

If you're with NLC in Charlotte, stop by the following events and use the hashtag #NLCYML to connect with peers.

If you can't make it this year, you can still engage with YML by filling out the interest form in the section below!

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At City Summit Charlotte: YML and CityLab Reception

Rooftop Reception and CityLab #HappyHourLab

Friday, November 17 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM | Fahrenheit, Charlotte, NC 
Heavy on the hors d'oeurves and casual conversation, our evening reception will feature one of CityLab's popular #HappyHourLab conversations. We'll talk about the biggest issues facing young city leaders while enjoying the views from Charlotte's striking skyline and the local fare.

Register now!

At City Summit Charlotte: Sip and Learn

Thursday, November 16, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m., Amelie's French Bakery 

Start the day off right with the YML "Sip and Learn". Facilitated by our YML host committee, we'll discuss hot topics while sipping coffee from Amelie’s French Bakery right across from the convention center.