Member Municipalities

Our member municipality program offers learning exchanges on national and international levels. Through your membership, you'll have access to government leaders across the nation who are creating immigrant-friendly, welcoming communities. We invite you share ideas and goals and help us make our country a more prosperous and welcoming place.

What is a Welcoming City or County?

We define a Welcoming City or County as a community that:

  • Plans: All relevant sectors, such as government, business, non-profit, and others, work together to create a welcoming community climate that supports long-term integration.
  • Commits: Municipalities commit to institutionalize strategies ensuring the ongoing inclusion and long-term economic and social integration of newcomers.
  • Builds Community: Newcomers and long-time residents find common ground and shared leadership.
  • Communicates: Messages of unity and shared values permeate the community through the media, through the voices of leaders, and among residents.
  • Sustains: Policies and practices are considered to ensure interactions between new and long-time residents remain positive ones and the community’s economic vitality remains strong.

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Member Benefits

  • Hear from government leaders who are making the most of diversity, by creating “immigrant-friendly” welcoming plans
  • Learn how large and small communities respond to demographic change and support long-term immigrant integration in a way that speaks to and benefits all members of the community
  • Access new tools and resources to advance welcoming resolutions, initiatives, and strategies
  • Receive support and recognition
  • Participate in national and transatlantic learning exchanges that highlight promising practices from globally competitive cities


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Contact Isha Lee to learn more or to join.

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