For over 35 years LGC has connected cutting-edge leaders from across the nation. Together we are advancing transformative policies and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable communities.
LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions.
With roots in California and a national reputation, LGC offers inspiration, information, and partnership for local and regional champions dedicated to building thriving communities that integrate civic engagement with environmental, social and economic priorities.
LGC is a unique forum in California for local leaders to come together to share experience, build their network, and learn new strategies for creating livable communities. LGC offers conferences, training forums and resources that grow local knowledge for creating livable communities and build a cadre of leaders throughout the state with a local presence and national influence.
LGC works on behalf of local leaders to participate in policy conversations at the local, regional, and state level to ensure that needs are met in communities where they will have an impact. LGC maintains key partnerships with state, regional, and key Federal entities and is called upon regularly to provide livable communities expertise in the policy arena.
LGC has an extensive track record partnering with local communities as a technical assistance provider to design projects, engage stakeholders, and help shape local policy that results in sustainable solutions.
Our work in communities is anchored by our Ahwahnee Principles, developed by leaders across the nation in 1991. Woven through these are the following core beliefs: