Registration now open for the 2015 Local Leaders Council Policy Forum


Are you a local leader working to build a robust downtown, expand housing choices, or create healthy neighborhoods? If so, we want you to join us in Washington, DC this spring.

Elected and high level appointed officials from around the country are invited to Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council second annual Policy Forum from May 31 to June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Local Leaders Council is a bipartisan group of over 200 councilmembers, mayors, agency directors and county officials who share an interest in smart growth.

This year’s Forum—Growing the New Economy—will be a unique chance for local officials to explore the latest policy solutions, showcase best practices in smart growth implementation, and network with fellow leaders who are creating vibrant, sustainable communities.


The 2015 Forum will feature an opening reception on Sunday, May 31 followed by a full day of speakers and interactive policy sessions on Monday, June 1. Forum participants will also have an opportunity to stay through June 2 and attend the national LOCUS Leadership Summit, where they can meet and network with smart growth real estate developers and investors.

Last year, leaders from 60 cities and counties in 28 states attended the Policy Forum and spoke on topics ranging from creating more housing downtown to reinvigorating main streets and corridors. Mark Mallory, former Mayor of Cincinnati and Local Leaders Council member, encouraged everyone in the room to take advantage of the Council and the Forum. “If I had access to these resources and this kind of network when I first started as mayor, we would be even further along in Cincinnati,” he remarked. “We should continue to share lessons and help each other succeed in building great communities.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other leaders working to create vibrant downtowns across the country. Register for the 2015 Local Leaders Council Policy Forum today.

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