The League of Arizona Cities and Towns
was formed in 1937 as the Arizona Municipal League. The League was started because of Arizona Legislature's reluctance to allow elected city and town officials reasonable discretion in making decisions about their communities. The League did not receive full acceptance by state legislature at first, but over the years earned respect and political capital. 
The League connects each and every municipality regardless of size or geographic location in order to fight for local government rights. The League provides services such as represent local interests at State Legislature, provide timely information on important municipal issues, create skill-sharpening workshops and develop networking opportunities.
- The League is lead by their 25 member Executive Committee with the help of their staff."Committee officers are elected to two-year terms. Committee members are elected to one- or two-year overlapping terms. Members and officers of the Executive Committee are determined by all League members at the League's Annual Conference through a process coordinated by a Nominating Committee."