Become a member

Are you passionate about smart growth and want to connect with likeminded professionals from across the country? Consider becoming a member of Smart Growth America. We offer two types of membership.

Local Leaders Council

Mayors, city council members, and other local elected officials are invited to become a member of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council, a nonpartisan group of municipal officials who share a passion for building great towns, cities, and communities. Council membership offers opportunities to connect with fellow leaders interested in a smart growth approach, and includes access to members-only resources on policy development and implementation.


Real estate developers and investors are invited to become members of LOCUS, Smart Growth America’s national coalition of real estate developers and investors dedicated to building sustainable, walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. Together LOCUS members work to increase funding and financing for smart growth development; improve regulations at all levels of government to support smart growth; and change federal programs to improve housing and transportation options for all Americans.

Apply for membership to either the Local Leaders Council or LOCUS using our unified application form:

Apply for membership