March 14, 2024

Young, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring 100th Anniversary of the National League of Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the National League of Cities. The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest organization of municipal governments in the United States, representing over 19,000 cities, towns, and villages and more than 218,000,000 residents. 

“I’ve had the opportunity to travel across Indiana and meet with so many talented local government leaders who are committed to serving their communities and improving the quality of life for Hoosiers. I’m proud to join this resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the National League of Cities, and I am grateful for their support of local leaders in Indiana and throughout the United States,” said Senator Young.

“I always say that the best ideas come from those closest to the work, and local governments exemplify that best,” said Senator Smith.  “As former Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Minneapolis, I know firsthand how important local government is to the functioning of our nation.  I am so grateful for the leadership and partnership of all local government officials and staff across Minnesota.”

“As someone who served on the Huntersville Board of Commissioners, I know first-hand that local government is the one closest to the people and can play a vital role in improving their quality of life,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to co-lead this resolution honoring the 100-year anniversary of the National League of Cities, and to recognize their work to support municipal officials in North Carolina and the rest of the country.”  

“Through my experience serving in the local government of Newark, first as a city councilman and then as mayor, I’ve witnessed the invaluable contributions municipalities make to our nation’s fabric,” said Senator Booker. “Local governments and leaders play a pivotal role in shaping our communities, and the work they do often has the most direct impact on people’s everyday lives. It’s a privilege to co-lead this resolution honoring the National League of Cities’ 100th anniversary, an organization dedicated to empowering local leaders and improving communities nationwide.”

The National League of Cities was founded in 1924 as a way for state municipalities to seek national representation, and it currently works with 49 state leagues across the country to strengthen local leadership and lobby for federal policies that impact cities.