Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Policy Credentials: Understanding Process, Rules, Reasons

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Policy Credentials: Understanding Process, Rules, Reasons

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City leaders will decide on the key policy issues to ensure that NLC speaks with one voice in December. To make sure that NLC members can participate in electing new leaders and adopting NLC's national policies, NLC invites all direct member cities and state municipal leagues to sign up. The election of a new Second Vice President, new Board members, amendments to the National Municipal Policy, and introduction of resolutions on current issues will highlight this year's Congress of Cities Annual Business Meeting. All NLC's direct member cities and state municipal leagues may vote. To be a part of this important event, however, members must register.

In order for NLC members and state municipal leagues to vote at this important meeting, they must be credentialed. A credentialed delegate is a conference delegate who is registered with the credentials committee to cast their city's or state leagues vote. Last August, a mailing was sent to city clerks and state municipal leagues inviting them to vote at the Annual Business Meeting by providing the credentials committee with the names of their voting delegates.

A city's vote is determined by its population according to the 1990 census. For example, a city with a population under 50,000 will be able to cast one vote, while a city with a population above 900,000 will be able to cast 20 votes. NLC will credential the voting delegate and the alternate voting delegate(s) by placing a gold or blue sticker on the voting or alternate voting delegate badges, respectively. …

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