Municipal Membership

Join Lp's Municipal Membership

Does your city or county want to build power with your community, share bold ideas and policy among a network for local leaders, and fight to reshape what is possible in our localities all across the country? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Local Progress is a network of more than 1,400 local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice agenda through all levels of local government. Members can be both individual elected officials and municipal governments. 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

The Local Progress network provides local governments with a platform to collaborate, share best practices, access resources, and enhance their capacity to serve their communities effectively and efficiently. Our staff work closely with municipal and jurisdiction members to maximize their access to these resources and develop customized plans that provide training and briefings on policy resources specific to each member jurisdiction. Members get access to personalized support and tailored resources, timely communication about the latest policy issues and legislative developments, and advocacy support that helps local officials advance policies that address your unique community needs.

By becoming a municipal member of Local Progress, members of your governmental body will have access to:

  • A robust network for collaboration: We connect members with a robust and diverse network of local government officials and staff, fostering valuable connections and opportunities for collaboration. LP facilitates the sharing of ideas, experiences, and lessons learned with peers across the country.
  • Policy guidance and leadership development: Our members gain exclusive access to comprehensive policy guidance research, and analysis on a wide range of issues relevant to local governments. This will include toolkits and reports to help members better understand and address challenges in their communities. Members will also have access to training opportunities and professional development resources to enhance their skills and knowledge. This will include webinars, workshops, and online courses on topics such as leadership, communication, and policy development.
  • Advocacy support and updates on emerging trends and policies: Members will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels to advance policies that benefit their communities. This will include access to policy briefings, updates on key legislative issues, and support for communicating with elected officials and policymakers. Members also receive regular updates on emerging trends and policies in their field, keeping them well-informed and up-to-date.
  • Events and webinars: Members have the chance to attend and actively participate in a variety of events and webinars, ensuring continuous learning, networking, and the exchange of best practices.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Municipal membership is open to any county and city government bodies with at least one LP member. The municipal membership must be initiated by an LP member who completes the form below.

The municipal membership program is not currently open to school boards. School board members can join Local Progress as individuals here

MEMBERSHIP FEE

Our population-based fee structure offers counties and cities a way to become members and receive access to our resources, training opportunities, and policy guidance. This fee structure ensures that we can offer our support to local governments of all sizes, while also recognizing the greater capacity and resources of larger jurisdictions.

Population Size Minimum Suggestion Donation Per Year
< 50,000
$2,500
50,001 - 100,000
$5,000
100,001 - 250,000
$10,000
250,001 - 500,000
$15,000
500,001 - 1,000,000
$20,000
> 1,000,000
$25,000

Become a Municipal Member

Does your city or county want to build power with your community, share bold ideas and policy among a network for local leaders, and fight to reshape what is possible in our localities all across the country? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Local Progress is a network of more than 1,400 local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice agenda through all levels of local government. Members can be both individual elected officials and municipal governments. By becoming a municipal member of Local Progress, your city or county is joining the network as a governmental body.

FILL OUT THIS MEMBERSHIP INTEREST FORM:

“In the absence of federal action on many issues, [Local Progress is] trying to make local government into something that doesn’t just pick up the trash – but solves some of society’s biggest problems as well.”

“I attended my first Local Progress meeting in the summer of 2021. Since then and with their support, we’ve accomplished a lot – COVID-19 safe schools reopening, historic staff pay raises and $16 minimum wage, and mental health supports for students.”

– Juan Miguel Arredondo,
San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Vice President

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Interested in learning more about Local Progress and our work? Fill out this form and we’ll follow up with you to get the conversation started!