The National Conference of Democratic Mayors  (NCDM) is a forum created in the 1970’s to give Democratic Mayors a place to reflect their own unique views and objectives as the leaders of American cities. The NCDM’s mission is to:

  • Serve as the structure through which Mayors who subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party can communicate and promote the goals of the party as they relate to cities;
  • Act as a liaison between the nation’s Democratic Mayors, the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic Organizations; and
  • Create a political network of Mayors to affect local, state, and national elections and to aid in the reelection of incumbent Mayors who are members of the Democratic Party.


  • Email Newsletters featuring Talking Points, Democratic Mayors at Work, Best Practices, and More!  
  • Website- www.DemocraticMayors.org


  • Policy Discussion at national NCDM meetings held twice a year in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Regional Policy Forums and Policy Sessions on issues including Mortgage Foreclosures, Transportation, and Public Safety.
  • Talking points on key political issues of national and local significance
  • Opportunities to engage with Democratic Leadership on urban policy 


Learn about our Board members here.