NLC Members: Apply Now for Federal Advocacy Policy Committees

Bring the Minnesota city voice to the national level through NLC advocacy committees, member councils, and constituency groups.
(Published Oct 28, 2019)

The National League of Cities (NLC) is now seeking applicants for 2020 federal advocacy committees, member councils, and constituency groups.

City officials from NLC member cities are eligible to apply, and the deadline is Dec. 3. 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 networking 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 (population of 200,000 or more)
  • Military Communities Council
  • Small Cities Council (population of 50,000 or less)
  • University Communities Council
  • Council on Youth, Education, and Families
  • Race, Equity and Leadership 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
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Women in Municipal Government
  • Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials

—Learn more and apply for a membership position

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