As part of the League's legislative policy goals planning process for the upcoming 2020-2021 legislative biennium, we will be hosting six live web-based and two in-person meetings.
These meetings will give members the opportunity to share and discuss their legislative policy ideas with each other and League staff.
Which Event Should I Choose?
Choose the date and format that works best for you; each session offers the same opportunity to share.
Space is limited for each session to allow for in-depth discussions. Consider coordinating with your colleagues to have a delegate who can share ideas on behalf of your municipality at a single event. This level of coordination will allow for the maximum representation of member cities and towns within the capacity limitations.
About the Goalsetting Process
Earlier this year, the League's Board of Directors revised the member-driven process that forms our organization's legislative policy positions—their goal is to expand the process to receive as much input from all of our municipal officials that reflects the diversity of our members’ opinions and circumstances.
This member-driven process coincides with the start of each new legislative biennium. During even-numbered years, members come together to share their legislative goals and priorities. The basic process includes the following steps:
Members submit their ideas for legislative policy goals. Ideas should fit into the League’s overarching policy focus areas, be actionable and be applicable to cities and towns statewide.
The Policy Committee considers all submitted ideas through the lens of the Core Municipal Principles and policy focus areas and submits its suggestions to the Board of Directors.
After reviewing and refining the Policy Committee’s suggestions, the NCLM Board of Directors presents the goals to the entire membership for a vote.
Each municipality casts a single vote on the policy goals and the results are used by League staff, members and legislative leaders to advance the agenda together.