Are you interested in equitable, sustainable solutions to transform your community into a healthier and more

prosperous place to live? If you want to make your community truly great, then apply here to become a

member of the Local Government Commission.


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Membership Options

Membership status *
Levels *

Agency (10 members) - An agency membership allows 10 slots and assumes all local elected city or county officials are included with the balance of the spots allotted to city or county staff.  

Individual Elected Official - Elected local policymakers in office (Mayors, Councilmembers, County Supervisors) are eligible for this option.

Associate - An associate membership is available for any non-elected local government representative, as well as staff of NGOs, CBOs, associations, or coalitions, or any other community leader. 

Retired - A retired membership is for local elected officials that are no longer in office that still want to receive membership benefits.

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Focus Areas

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Community Vision and Smart Growth Successes

In an effort to better meet the needs of our members we would like to gather some information regarding our members' vision for a great community and smart growth successes.
The Local Government Commission is a nonpartisan group of local elected officials, city/county government staff, and associated professionals who share a deep and abiding commitment for transforming our communities into better places to live. 
We are committed to leadership in advancing policies and implementation that link sustainable, equitable development with economic growth. 
From revitalizing our main streets and downtown, to preserving open space and the charter of rural communities we believe long-term economic success, socially equitable opportunities, and environmental sustainability are created by building healthy, resource-efficient access to jobs, housing, food, open space, services and education for everyone. 
We support investing in our existing communities and creating healthy, vibrant places where everyone can live, work and play; where seniors can safely age in place and where the needs of the underserved and addressed so that all residents can enjoy a high quality of life.  Such communities are not only great places to live, they attract businesses and create jobs, thereby boosting economic growth and prosperity. 
As an advocate for smart growth, I believe the smart growth (principles outline in the Ahwahnee Principles) works to achieve these outcomes and I accept the invitation to become a member of the Local Government Commission.