First Tier Suburbs Council

The First Tier Suburbs Council is open to any local elected official representing a member city or town outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. Participants share ideas and creative solutions to challenges affecting first tier suburbs. Participation in the Council ensures that the unique needs of First Tier Suburbs are reflected in NLC’s advocacy efforts and policy discussions.

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Current Leadership


Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Chair, Gerri Schroder


Conrad Lee, Vice Chair


Vice Chair John Holman


Gerri Schroder
Henderson, Nev.

Conrad Lee
Bellevue, Wash.

John Holman
Auburn, Wash.


Council Objectives:

  • To be recognized as the voice and advocate for first tier suburbs
  • To be a resource to municipal officials from first tier suburbs
  • To engage first tier suburbs as active NLC members