NLC Members: Apply Now for Federal Advocacy Policy Committees

October 12, 2020

Bring the voice of Minnesota cities to the national level through the National League of Cities’ Federal Advocacy Committees, member councils, and constituency groups.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is now seeking applicants for 2021 Federal Advocacy Committees, member councils, and constituency groups.

City officials from NLC member cities are eligible to apply, and the deadline is Dec. 1. Participating in one of these groups is a great way to bring the voice of Minnesota cities to the federal level.

Federal Advocacy Committees

NLC’s seven Federal Advocacy Committees, together with NLC’s leadership and the Federal Advocacy team, play a key role in all NLC advocacy efforts. Comprised of local officials from NLC member cities and towns across the country, the committees play a central role in developing the organization’s federal policy positions, which are the foundation of NLC’s advocacy efforts.

The committees are:

Member councils

NLC’s member councils bring together leaders from communities that are similar in size, type, or another important characteristic. The councils provide a space for local leaders to network and exchange ideas around issues of importance to the varying types of communities.

The member councils are:

  • First-Tier Suburbs Council
  • Large Cities Council
  • Military Communities Council
  • Small Cities Council
  • University Communities Council
  • Council on Youth, Education, and Families
  • Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council

Constituency groups

The five NLC constituency groups are networks that give local leaders a space to express themselves and advocate for the needs of their community.

The constituency groups are:

  • Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)
  • Women in Municipal Government (WIMG)
  • Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGTBTLO)

Apply online

To be eligible to serve, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be from an NLC direct or affiliate member city.
  • If applying to a member council, constituency group, or Federal Advocacy Committee, an applicant must be a current member of NLC, with up-to-date and paid membership dues and activity fees when applicable at time of application.
  • If elected, participation in committee and council convenings is highly encouraged or required of members.

—Submit an application electronically

For more information, contact Ervin Bishop, NLC, at or (202) 626-3137.

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