National Leagues of Cities
The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, the National League of Cities serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents. More than 1,600 municipalities of all sizes pay dues to NLC and actively participate as leaders and voting members in the organization.
The National League of Cities provides numerous benefits to its network of state municipal leagues and direct members. The National League of Cities:
- advocates for cities and towns in Washington, D.C., through full-time lobbying and grassroots campaigns
- promotes cities and towns through an aggressive media and communications program that draws attention to city issues and enhances the national image of local government
- provides programs and services that give local leaders the tools and knowledge to better serve their communities
- keeps leaders informed of critical issues that affect municipalities and warrant action by local officials
- strengthens leadership skills by offering numerous training and education programs
- recognizes municipal achievements by gathering and promoting examples of best practices and honoring cities and towns with awards for model programs and initiatives
- partners with state leagues to supplement resources and strengthen the voice of local government in the nation’s capital and all state capitals
- provides opportunities for involvement and networking to help city officials seek ideas, share solutions, and find common ground for the future
- National League of Cities
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone: (202) 626-3000
Fax: (202) 626-3043