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Youth Delegate Justification Letter

<Date>

Dear <Decision-maker>,

I would like to request funding to attend the Congressional City Conference, March 11-14 in Washington, D.C. as a Youth Delegate.  This conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.  All conference events are open to Youth Delegates.

NLC is a bipartisan organization dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Throughout the year, NLC advocates for cities and towns in Washington, D.C. through full-time lobbying and grassroots campaigns. The conference will include sessions and learning opportunities where I can strengthen the youth council, advocate for our city’s concerns to federal lawmakers and improve my leadership skills.

The full price conference fee for Youth Delegates (and Chaperones/Adult Allies) is $150.00. Here is the breakdown of anticipated additional conference costs:
Roundtrip Airfare: <$xxxx>
Transportation: <$xxxx>
Hotel: <$xxxx>
Meals: <$xxxx>
Conference Fee: <$150.00>

The total costs associated with attending this conference are: <$xxxx>.

With such a rich offering of educational content and the chance to share my insights with members of Congress, the White House, and federal agency representatives, <Your city name here> will benefit from my attendance at Congressional City Conference.

If there’s any further information I can provide to support my request, please do not hesitate to ask!

Sincerely,

<Your Name Here>