Top 10 of 2013: Bringing together local leaders passionate about smart growth strategies


This month we’re looking back at some of Smart Growth America’s brightest moments and greatest accomplishments from 2013. Today’s highlight: Our work uniting municipal officials from across the country who are passionate about smart growth strategies through our Local Leaders Council.

The Local Leaders Council shares and promotes effective policies and programs, and connects elected officials from across the country with one another. Council members share tips and ideas for development with one another, and advise Smart Growth America about how state and federal decisions affect local communities.

Smart Growth America launched the Local Leaders Council just over a year ago in October 2012. Since then, the Council has grown tremendously and is now over 80 members strong. This past year the Council launched new, members-only web features that help members meet and connect with one another, as well as provide extensive policy information. In November, the Council launched its first state chapter uniting municipal leaders in Maryland. And throughout the year the Council highlighted the work of many of their members in a series of in-depth interviews. Even more exciting projects are in store for 2014.

Help unite local leaders passionate about smart growth strategies: Donate today

Mayors and city councilmembers in many places are passionate about smarter growth. We’re bringing their voices together, but we need your help. Make a donation to Smart Growth America today:

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