What We Do
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns provides an important link among the 91 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona. The League is the only organization that connects each and every municipality regardless of size or geographic location. In these increasingly challenging times, the League continually strives to better assist Arizona's cities and towns. We represent the collective interests of cities and towns at the State Legislature, provide timely information on important municipal issues, create skill-sharpening workshops and develop networking opportunities - just to name a few of the services the League provides.
During the legislative session and throughout the year, the League staff meets with legislators and other special interest groups to represent the interests of cities and towns. We carefully monitor and track each bill of municipal concern that is introduced during the session. We spend a great deal of our time attending and testifying at committee hearings on bills of municipal interest. View more information about the League's legislative program.
Technical assistance is provided to cities and towns through a variety of methods including responding to phone inquiries, legal council, writing and editing technical publications and manuals, online services, archive collections and historical information.
Information & Inquiry Service
The League is a resource and information service for every city and town. To help keep municipal government well informed in a constantly changing government landscape, the League provides reports on matters affecting cities and towns, as well as reminders on such items as budget and election deadlines and new Federal regulations.
The League provides a variety of publications pertaining to municipal government in Arizona. These include:
- Municipal Election Manual
- Municipal Incorporation in Arizona
- Guide to Preparing and Adopting Local Laws / Municipal Publication Requirements
- Exploring Charter Government for Your City
- Charter Government Provisions in Arizona
- A Guide for Annexation
- Model City Tax Code
Download the Publication Order Form (PDF).
Events & Training
The League sponsors at least one different training session each month of the year. These sessions cover a variety of topics and are designed to help participants to sharpen skill sets, share ideas and gather current information pertinent to cities and towns.
The Annual Conference
The Annual Conference is the League's showcase event and is held in a different city or town each year. This four day meeting brings together more than 900 mayors, council members, appointed officials and guests. The Annual Conference allows members and other municipal officials to share experiences and discuss current local, regional, and national trends affecting municipal government in Arizona.
The League works hand in hand with affiliate organizations including: