The powerful foundation that Western City has built over the last
century positions the magazine perfectly to transform and evolve
into a new version of itself that will inspire its audience in
We are committed to supporting city leaders to secure the
resources necessary to create an environment where all residents
are protected and treated equitably by the institutions created
to serve them.
The League board of directors, joined by leaders from each of the
League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity
caucuses, convened in early December to reflect on city
accomplishments in 2019, discuss current challenges and establish
the League strategic priorities for 2020.
Two-thirds of Americans surveyed in a 2018 poll had a favorable
opinion of their local government. The public will continue to
look favorably on local government and a functioning local
democracy if newly elected and re-elected mayors and council
members embrace the attributes of exceptional councils.