About DMO

Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) is a national association of elected Mayors, City Council Members, and other municipal leaders who identify with the values of the Democratic Party. As a constituency organization of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Municipal Officials is the Democratic voice in local politics and the local voice in Democratic politics. DMO accomplishes its mission to connect, elect and empower municipal elected officials by leveraging its national network of members, alumni and strategic partners. DMO is the fastest-growing organization within the Democratic Party and the largest coalition of Democratic officials in the United States. Representing municipal officials from cities, towns, villages, townships and boroughs across the country, DMO gives a voice to those officials who engage with their communities the most, and who have a uniquely tangible impact on the direction of the cities they represent.


DMO Leadership Library

The DMO Leadership Library is a free, on-demand resource library for DMO Members and Alumni, containing trainings and templates, policy examples and research, Labor education and engagement processes, communications and messaging resources, information on tools and technology, and other materials designed to help DMOs. The DMO Leadership Library is always growing, with new resources added periodically as they become available. New members are added every Wednesday.

DMO Candidate Endorsement

Running for local office is hard work — something both current and prospective DMO members understand. That’s why DMO provides endorsement opportunities that can help make campaigns easier. Some of the perks that come with a DMO Endorsement include connections to DMOs Campaign Advisory Committee; discounted rates on tools to help you succeed; introductions to national partner organizations; DMO Logo for your campaign’s use; social media spotlights from DMO accounts; and potential highlights in monthly DMO newsletters, sent to thousands of DMOs, partners, donors, and allies. Learn more and complete the interest form today!

DMO Training Series

In January 2024, the DMO team launched a first of its kind training program designed specifically for local elected officials and candidates. Topics range from good governance strategies and policy briefings, to campaign best practices and constituency engagement tools, and everything in between! DMO trainings take place monthly on the last Wednesdays of the month, at 4:00 pm ET, unless otherwise stated, and are recorded and saved in the DMO Leadership Library for on-demand viewing following each live session. Stay updated on DMO training events by visiting our Training Series page.

DMO Merch Site

Do you “Vote Local?” – let everyone know by sporting our DMO gear! We have all the DMO swag you need, including shirts, mugs, quarter zips, buttons, and more!

DMO State Ambassador Program

Are you interested in helping DMO reach candidates and elected officials across your state? If so, we encourage you to become a DMO Ambassador! The new DMO State Ambassadors will be an important connector for DMOs and our partners in every state and territory. DMO State Ambassadors may include current DMOs, Alumni, and other allies interested in helping to bridge the gap between local elected officials and DMO’s vast national network. DMO Ambassadors will receive exclusive invitations to DMO events, prioritized communications, and will serve as the first point of contact for DMO national allies. Sign-up and learn more!

DMO Monthly Newsletter

Stay updated on all the latest DMO happenings, including training resources and opportunities, research and policy updates, DMO Leadership Spotlights, and more! Sign up today!

DMO Campaign Advisory Committee

The new DMO Campaign Advisory Committee (CAC) is designed to connect DMO endorsed candidates and elected officials with tools, resources, and training that can help make campaigning easier. The CAC is comprised of organizations, companies, and vendors who have agreed to work with DMO to provide their products and information to local candidates, at scale. This resource is available through our DMO Leadership Library – apply for access today!