CEOs for Cities helps build and activate cross-sector teams in cities, like yours, to make real progress happen. We call them City Clusters. Consider it an all-star team. You don’t get a uniform. But you do get a framework, leadership, special events, educational opportunities and a set tools to get in the game. Want to start a City Cluster in your hometown? Let us help you. We’ll walk you through identifying cross-sector leaders to establish your cluster, setting an agenda and building your team for long-term progress.


  • Arlington, TX
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Columbus, IN
  • Dayton, OH
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Greensboro/High Point, NC
  • Greenville/Greer, SC
  • Hamilton County, IN
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Irving, TX
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Memphis/Shelby County, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Quad Cities, IA
  • Richmond, VA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Toledo, OH
  • Topeka, KS
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Waco, TX


10 members – $5,000
15 members – $7,500
20 members – $10,000
25 members – $12,500
30 members – $15,000
35 members – $17,500
40 members – $20,000

When you join CEOs for Cities, you’re joining the all-star team for disrupters, decision-makers and doers in your city. Consider yourself a major player in a national league of leaders ready to make progress when and where it counts.

You don’t get a uniform. But you do get these tools to get your team in the game.

No one builds a city alone. That’s why we offer bonus benefits to members who form City Clusters – teams of 6 or more cross-sector leaders in one city. We believe that collaboration of cross-sector, cross-generation talent is key to your success. City Clusters receive the benefits outlined below and more.

City Cluster Workshops
It’s an annual, hands-on workshop that gathers hundreds of Cluster members from across the country to learn real strategies for using cross-sector collaboration to move the needle on issues that matter most to your city.

National Meetings
Only City Clusters can host CEOs for Cities annual National Meetings and Workshops. These events bring hundreds of city leaders from across the country to your city and places your Cluster’s work in the national dialogue about city success.

Research Portfolio
Our research portfolio includes reports and studies on a wide variety of urban issues, including our signature City Vitals report which benchmarks cities/regions on 30 indicators of city success.

Resource Library
This new, one-of-a-kind online resource library includes more than 25,000 visual resources about city and regional economic growth and opportunity. The resources include articles, blogs, reports, case studies, toolkits, books, websites, infographics, data visualizations, photos, videos, and maps! It’s the largest urban resource library of its kind in the world.

Continuing Education + Communications
We offer an array of opportunities to share the smartest ideas and practices for city success through our regular newsletters, webinars, podcasts, and blogs.

The Dream Team
The Dream Team consists of selected CEOs for Cities members and other urban experts willing to regularly share their expertise with cities through webinars, blogs, talks, and workshops.

Guest Speakers
Our network brims with the foremost thought leaders and practitioners of city success. We work with City Clusters to find the right speakers to provide inspiration and expertise for local meetings and events.

Members Only Website
Our new website includes a special members-only section. The members-only section includes a membership directory, city cluster profiles, and resources available only to members.

National City Cluster Advisory Council
Each Cluster identifies a Cluster member to join our National Advisory Council. The Cluster Advisory Council regularly advises our team about how we can continue to enhance the value of membership.

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