Why Attend

Americans trust you to represent their interests.

Be the leader they need.



Know the issues and how to effectively speak up for America’s cities.

The National League of Cities strategically and effectively positions local government priorities to key representatives in Congress. At the Congressional City Conference, delegates will get specialized training for productive meetings with federal representatives.

Grow a larger network to expand your leadership capacity.

NLC represents the nation’s 19,000 municipalities, offering local leaders access to collaborate with peers nationwide. Conference delegates will learn more about the emerging trends affecting local government, how to continue innovation, and go deeper on the issues with legal experts and industry thought-leaders.

Partner with federal agencies to improve your community’s livability score.

Get tips that will improve public services for your constituents. During the conference, local leaders will meet with the right federal partners to fund and implement services that will further support and protect your community.

Shape the National Municipal Policy to guide NLC’s federal advocacy efforts.

There’s strength in numbers! Participate in one of NLC’s seven federal advocacy committee meetings to learn about the top federal issues impacting cities and how you can continue to advance NLC’s advocacy priorities year-round.