Engagement & Education for Aspiring Municipal Leaders

Each year, the National League of Cities welcomes young leaders from across the country to City Summit to participate in a program designed for youth mentoring and education. Comprised of high school leaders serving in their communities as activists and youth council members, our Youth Delegate Planning Committee has developed this engaging program specifically for youth leaders like themselves. 

By participating, you will benefit from…

  • Engaging leadership-building opportunities with peers and municipal leaders;
  • Social and networking opportunities with fellow youth delegates, mentors and elected officials;
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience through workshops and activities;
  • Learning about challenges and solutions from inspiring speakers and presenters, and
  • A spotlight on youth voice and youth councils in government.

Youth Program schedule at-a-glance coming soon!


NOV 16

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Youth Delegate Welcome Lunch and Opening Remarks

1:00pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 3:00pm
NLC Opening General Session

3:00pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Youth Delegate Workshop #1 – Youth Engagement  


NOV 17

9:00am – 10:30am 
NLC General Session (with youth speakers)  

10:45am – 12:00pm 
Youth Delegate Workshop #2 – Mental Health  

12:00pm – 12:15pm 

12:15pm – 2:00pm 
Youth Delegate Luncheon  

2:00pm – 3:15pm 
Youth Delegate Workshop #3 – Civil Discourse  

3:15pm – 3:30pm 

3:30pm – 5:00pm 
NLC Afternoon General Session  

5:00pm – 6:00pm 

6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Youth Delegate Social Event  
(The College Basketball Experience Dinner Provided)  


NOV 18

9:00am – 9:30am 
Youth Delegate Breakfast  

9:30am – 10:45am 
Youth Delegate Workshop #4 – Social Entrepreneurship  

11:00am – 11:30am 
Youth Delegate Closing Session

Registration Requirements

A Youth Delegate is a high school student, aged 13 through 18, who is engaged in a youth council/advisory board or other civic activity. Please use these other registration categories if you are not a Youth Delegate:

• Students are students in higher education institutions attending the conference for academic purposes.
• Spouse/Guests may include children under the age of 13, typically children of elected officials attending the conference.
• Neither Students nor Guests participate in Youth Delegate activities.

For questions about registration contact Maritz Global Events at:  For all other conference-related questions reach out to