State Municipal Leagues

State Municipal Leagues photo
State Municipal Leagues photo

The 49 state municipal leagues occupy a special position within the National League of Cities. As founding members of NLC, they continue to play an important role guiding the organization's priorities and serving as a link to cities in their state. Through intense collaboration, the state municipal leagues and NLC work to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions.

State Municipal League Directory

Ken Smith, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 1270 (535 Adams Avenue - 36104) 
Montgomery, Alabama 36102 
(334) 262-2566;  

Nils Andreassen, Executive Director 
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 200 
Juneau, Alaska 99801 
(907) 586-1325; 

Tom Belshe, Executive Director 
1820 West Washington Street 
Phoenix, Arizona 85007 
(602) 258-5786; 

Mark Hayes, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 38 (301 W. 2nd Street - 72114) 
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72115 
(501) 374-3484;   

Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director
1400 K Street, 4th Floor 
Sacramento, California 95814 
(916) 658-8200;

Kevin Bommer, Executive Director 
1144 Sherman Street 
Denver, Colorado 80203 
(303) 831-6411; 

Joe Delong, Executive Director
900 Chapel Street, 9th Floor 
New Haven, Connecticut 06510-2807 
(203) 498-3030;

Carl Luft, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 484 
Dover, Delaware 19903-0475 
(302) 678-0991;  

Michael Sittig, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 1757 (301 South Bronough, Suite 300 - 32301) 
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1757 
(850) 222-9684;  

Larry Hanson, Executive Director 
201 Pryor Street, S.W. 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 
(404) 688-0472;

Kelley Packer, Executive Director 
3100 South Vista Ave, Suite 310 
Boise, Idaho 83705 
(208) 344-8594; 

Brad Cole, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 5180 (500 E. Capitol Avenue - 62701) 
Springfield, Illinois 62705-5180 
(217) 525-1220; 

Matthew C. Greller, Chief Executive Officer
125 W. Market Street, Suite 100 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 
(317) 237-6200;

Alan Kemp, Executive Director 
500 SW 7th  Street, Suite 101 
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4111 
(515) 244-7282;  

Erik Sartorius, Executive Director 
300 S.W. 8th Street 
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3912 
(785) 354-9565;   

J.D. Chaney, Executive Director & CEO  
100 East Vine Street, Suite 800 
Lexington, Kentucky 40507-3700 
(800) 876-4552;  

John Gallagher, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 4327 (700 North 10th Street - 70802) 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821 
(225) 344-5001;  

Steve Gove, Executive Director 
60 Community Drive 
Augusta, Maine 04330 
(207) 623-8428;  

Scott A. Hancock, Executive Director 
1212 West Street 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401 
(410) 268-5514;  

Geoffrey Beckwith, Executive Director 
One Winthrop Square 
Boston, Massachusetts 02110 
(617) 426-7272;  

Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director 
1675 Green Road 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 
(734) 662-3246;  

Dave Unmacht, Executive Director 
145 University Avenue, West 
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103-2044 
(651) 281-1200;  

Shari Veazey, Executive Director
600 East Amite Street, Suite 104 
Jackson, Mississippi 39201 
(601) 353-5854;  

Dan Ross, Executive Director 
1727 Southridge Drive 
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 
(573) 635-9134;    

Tim Burton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 7388 (700 W. Custer Ave - 59602)
Helena, Montana 59604-7388
(406) 442-8768; tim.   

L. Lynn Rex, Executive Director 
1335 L Street 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 
(402) 476-2829;  

Wesley Harper, Executive Director
520 South Curry Street 
Carson City, Nevada 89703 
(775) 882-2121;

Margaret Byrnes, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 617 (25 Triangle Park Drive - 03301) 
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0617 
(603) 224-7447;  

Michael Darcy, Jr., Executive Director 
222 West State Street 
Trenton, New Jersey 08608 
(609) 695-3481;

AJ Forte, Interim Executive Director 
P.O. Box 846 (1229 Paseo de Peralta - 87501) 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0846 
(505) 982-5573; 

Peter A. Baynes, Executive Director 
119 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12210 
(518) 463-1185;  

Paul A. Meyer, Executive Director 
North Carolina League of Municipalities 
434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601 
(919) 715-4000;  

R. Blake Crosby, Executive Director 
410 E. Front Ave. 
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504-5641 
(701) 223-3518;  

Kent Scarrett, Executive Director 
175 South Third Street, Suite 510 
Columbus, Ohio 43215 
(614) 221-4349; 

Mike Fina, Executive Director 
201 North East 23rd Street 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 
(405) 528-7515; 

Mike Cully, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 928 (1201 Court Street, N.E. , Suite 200 - 97301) 
Salem, Oregon 97308 
(503) 588-6550;  

Rick Schuettler, Executive Director 
414 North Second Street 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101 
(717) 236-9469;  

Brian Daniels, Executive Director 
1 State Street, Suite 502 
Providence, Rhode Island 02908 
(401) 272-3434;  

Todd Glover, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 12109 (1411 Gervais Street - 29201) 
Columbia, South Carolina 29211 
(803) 799-9574;

Yvonne Taylor, Executive Director 
208 Island Drive 
Ft. Pierre, South Dakota 57532 
(605) 224-8654;  

Margaret Mahery, Executive Director 
226 Capitol Blvd., Room 710 
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-1894 
(615) 255-6416;  

Bennett Sandlin, Executive Director 
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400 
Austin, Texas 78754-5128 
(512) 231-7400;  

Cameron Diehl, Executive Director 
50 South 600 East, Suite 150 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 
(801) 328-1601;

Maura Carroll, Executive Director 
89 Main Street, Suite 4 
Montpelier, Vermont 05602-2948 
(802) 229-9111;  

Michelle Gowdy, Executive Director
P.O. Box 12164 (13 East Franklin Street - 23219) 
Richmond, Virginia 23241 
(804) 649-8471;   

Peter King, CEO
1076 Franklin Street SE 
Olympia, Washington 98501-1346 
(360) 753-4137;  

Travis Blosser, Executive Director 
2020 Kanawha Blvd. East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25311 
(304) 342-5564;

Jerry Deschane, Executive Director 
131 W. Wilson St. Suite 505 
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 
(608) 267-2380; 

J. David Fraser, Executive Director
315 West 27th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 632-0398;


2020 State League Staff Workshop
Virtual - Details to Come!

2020 State League Directors Workshop
August 4-7, 2020
12选5计算结果 Santa Fe, NM

NLC's Private Discussion Groups for State Municipal Leagues

NLC hosts online discussion groups for state municipal league staff to network, ask questions and share ideas with their colleagues around the country. League directors and staff may subscribe to multiple lists. 

12选5计算结果NLC has created the following private discussion groups available only to state league directors and staff:

  • 12选5计算结果Executive Directors - a discussion list for executive directors only. 

  • 12选5计算结果Deputy Executive Directors - a discussion list for deputy executive directors only.

  • 12选5计算结果Executive Assistants - a discussion list for executive assistants. 

  • Communications - a discussion list on state league communications issues, including newsletters/magazines, public affairs, etc.

  • 12选5计算结果Convention Planning - a discussion list on convention and meeting planning.

  • 12选5计算结果Education and Training - a discussion list on education and training programs, certification programs, etc.

  • 12选5计算结果Federal Legislative Issues and Reports - a discussion list on federal issues and legislation affecting municipalities.

  • 12选5计算结果Human Resources - a discussion list on human resources issues.

  • State Legislative - a discussion list to share information on state legislative issues and advocacy activities for the state legislative sessions. 

  • Membership Services - a discussion list on issues affecting membership recruitment and retention and marketing of services and programs to prospective members.

  • Research - a discussion list on research-related and policy development issues.  Also a vehicle for NLC to inform state leagues about new reports, data collections, and other research materials that NLC has collected and for state leagues to send out notices of new reports and publications.

  • Technology - a discussion list to share information on state league technology issues and applications, including home pages, networks, etc.

  • 12选5计算结果State & Local Legal Center - this discussion list will enable league directors and league attorneys to receive more direct communication from the State and Local Legal Center on legal issues and federal court cases that are of importance to local governments.

To subscribe to a state league staff discussion list, contact Lenna Wilson at .

Steering Committee

The State League Steering Committee12选5计算结果 is composed of eight state league executive directors, each representing a region of the country, and who also serve, by virtue of their positions on the steering committee, as members of the NLC Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the steering committee include:

  • 12选5计算结果serving as the principal contact mechanism with NLC on issues relating to state league-NLC policy questions;

  • 12选5计算结果acting as a sounding board and feedback system to NLC regarding its services and activities;

  • making decisions on behalf of state leagues about scheduling, location, and program content for the state league directors summer meeting, the state league staff workshop, and other league staff meetings and training sessions;

  • 12选5计算结果selecting league directors to represent state leagues on various NLC committees where league representation is requested or sought, such as NLC's Advisory Council; and

  • assisting in shaping NLC's overall service program for state leagues.

12选5计算结果The members of the steering committee represent each of the eight NLC geographic regions. Each of the committee members is elected for two-year terms by the league directors in their respective regions at the annual league directors summer meeting, with half of the members changing each year. A chairman of the committee is elected by the members of the incoming steering committee at the annual summer meeting of the league directors.

2020 Steering Committee Roster


Geoff Beckwith (MA)
12选5计算结果 Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)

Rick Schuettler (PA)
Region II (DE, KY, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV)

Paul Meyer (NC)
Region III (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN)

Kent Scarrett (OH)
12选5计算结果 Region IV (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)

Mike Fina (OK)
12选5计算结果 Region V (AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX)

Dave Unmacht (MN)
Region VI (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE)

Cameron Diehl (UT)
12选5计算结果 Region VII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Carolyn Coleman, (CA) 
Region VIII (AK, AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA)


This map illustrates the State League Steering Committee Regions