National League of Cities 2018 City Summit

The National League of Cities 2018 City Summit brought 3,800 local government representatives and elected officials from across the country to Los Angeles to discuss local-level challenges and learn from L.A.’s example.

Showcasing Los Angeles as a global center of urban innovation and opportunity.

With support from the Mayor’s Fund, the City of Los Angeles served as the host for the National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit on November 7th to the 10th, 2018.

The NLC City Summit is the only local government conference that represents all levels of city leaders in the U.S., from Mayors and Councilmembers to professional staff. During this annual convening, local leaders work with subject experts on topics including economic development, climate change, transportation and leadership development, arming them with tools and resources to plan for the future of their cities and towns.

The City Summit offered a unique opportunity to showcase how Los Angeles is a national and global leader, especially in the issue areas of sustainability and innovation, which were the themes for the 2018 conference.

With robust attendance, engaging speakers, and an atmosphere of camaraderie, the NLC City Summit in Los Angeles was considered a success and contributed not only to the empowerment of local leaders in communities across the country, but also to the profile of the City of Los Angeles as a center of innovation, creativity, and dynamism.

Key Impact

3,800 elected officials in attendance
All 50 States & D.C. were represented

Issue Area

Community Building


National League of Cities
LA City Council

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