About Us

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

Our Mission

ICLEI USA’s mission is to build and serve the movement of United States local governments to persue deep reductions in carbon pollution and tangible improvements in sustainability.  Learn more about our history and future outlook.

Get Involved

About_GetInvolvedICLEI helps members exchange experience of and expertise in local climate actions through their peer network of our over 1,000 members, our expansive partner network, and through recent initiatives that enable local governments to discover and collaborate on low-emission and healthy solutions for their community.


ICLEI Board, Partners, & Staff

About_StaffICLEI USA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local elected officials and our executive leadership. Our staff of experts comes from a variety of fields and backgrounds, and most are based at our US headquarters in Oakland, California. All of our programs are informed by local governments, city stakeholders and other partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors—a committed network that is dedicated to helping ICLEI USA achieve its mission to strengthen US communities through smart sustainability solutions. Meet our Board of Directors, our Proud Partners, and our Staff.

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