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Dear <Decision-maker>,

I would like to request funding to attend the City Summit, November 16-18, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Youth Delegate.  This conference is the largest gathering of local elected officials and staff in the country and is designed to offer exceptional educational and networking opportunities to increase the effectiveness of local leaders. Youth Delegates participate in all conference activities and specially-designed workshops strengthen our leadership abilities and our youth council.

In any given year, conference attendees represent almost all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. NLC is a bipartisan organization focused on connecting officials to local government solutions, and the conference attendance reflects this fact. In terms of city size, small towns to large cities and everything in between are represented. This diverse attendee base will maximize my opportunities for sharing ideas and solutions to bring home and implement in <Your city name here>.

The conference fee for Youth Delegates (and Adult Allies) is $170.00. Here is the breakdown of anticipated additional conference costs:
Roundtrip Airfare: <$xxxx>
Transportation: <$xxxx>
Hotel: <$xxxx>
Meals: <$xxxx>
Conference Fee: <$170.00>

The total costs associated with attending this conference are: <$xxxx>.

With such a great offering of educational content and relationship-building opportunities in one place, having representatives from <Your city name here> at the conference will afford our team of leaders access to top strategies and best practices that will help us reduce costs, increase efficiencies and build value in various areas for our community.

If there’s any further information I can provide to support my request, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

<Your Name Here>