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Membership Benefits

All Nebraska municipalities are eligible to become members. Contact the League office for information about joining!

  1. Representation before the Nebraska Legislature - The League sponsors and encourages beneficial legislation on behalf of cities and villages and opposes legislation that would be detrimental to the interests of municipalities. Working with the Governor's office, State Senators and other lobbying organizations keep the League busy fighting for members interests all year.
  2. Technical assistance to member municipalities - The League's attorneys offer invaluable technical assistance.
  3. Reduced registration fees to informative League conferences - Through the League's informative conferences, seminars, and training programs, you can gain the latest important information affecting you and your municipality. The League's conferences also offer you a chance to network with your colleagues. Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming conferences!
  4. Link between city attorneys and the League's Legal Counsel on key legal opinions.
  5. Coordination of Utilities Section activities with the League.
  6. Coordination of Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers activities.
  7. Link with the National League of Cities.
  8. Access to surveys and research studies.
  9. Nebraska Municipal Review - This is the League's monthly magazine. Free classified advertising is offered in the Review to member municipalities.
  10. Nebraska Directory of Municipal Officials - League's annual publication listing information about each municipality and municipal officials.
  11. Codification Service - In partnership with American Legal Publishing, the League offers a codification service for a separate cost.
  12. Municipal Insurance Pool - A municipal insurance pool is available through the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) to stabilize rates, offer risk management services, and provide quality insurance coverage for those member cities and villages desiring to contract for this additional service.

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

A historic session that included repealing the death penalty, increasing the gas tax for infrastructure projects and passing a bill to allow young immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses ended a day early when lawmakers adjourned sine die May 29.

During the interim, or the months between regular legislative sessions, lawmakers will, among many things, consider interim study resolutions or proposals for the study of issues after the Legislature adjourns its regular session. Interim study hearings usually are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of these hearings, which is available online at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, is produced by the Clerk of the Legislature’s office.

The 2015 Interim Study Resolutions will cover several issues of interest to municipal officials, including: the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act; economic development tools for municipalities; pensions provided for firefighters from cities of the first class; use of body cameras for state and local law enforcement; tax increment financing; the statutory relationship between cities of the second class and villages and the public libraries within their jurisdictions; and, a comprehensive study of Nebraska’s state and local roads system.

The 2016 Legislature begins Jan. 6 and will be the second session of the 104th Legislature. This will be a 60-day session, which means it will probably end in April.