DemDaily: The Party’s Farm Team

As a part of DemList's mission to profile the good work of the democratic family, we are happy to highlight one of the DNC's most important constituency organizations -- the Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO).
The Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) is a non-profit (527) political organization that represents the interests of over 40,000 elected Mayors, City Council Members, and other elected Democratic Municipal Officials.
"We Connect, Engage, and Empower Democratic Municipal Officials"
DMO was founded in 1988 and is a rapidly growing organization with over 6,000 active members, and state chapters in more than 30 states.
Locally elected Democrats are the "farm team" of the party and often have the most direct impact on their voters' daily lives. DMO is a tremendous resource for those who serve in local office - and those who wish to serve.
DMO offers a suite of resources, including political trainings, education, webinars, strategy and policy counsel to its members.
DMO Leadership
DMO Office
Board Member
Home City/State
PresidentMayor Cindy LernerPinecrest, Florida
President EmeritusAlderman Joe MooreChicago, Illinois
Vice PresidentCity Council Member Joe BuscainoLos Angeles, California
Representative to the DNCMayor Pro-Tem Greg PettisCathedral City, California
TreasurerAlderman Ian PfeifferAnnapolis, Maryland
Finance ChairCouncil Member Pam O'ConnorSanta Monica, California
Deputy Finance ChairMayor David MayerGloucester Township, New Jersey
SecretaryCity Council Member Patsy KinseyCharlotte, North Carolina
Policy Council ChairMayor Debbie GoettelRichfield, Minnesota
State Chapter Council ChairCity Council Member Suzie NakasianNorthfield, Minnesota
Alumni Council ChairCouncil President Chuck LesnickYonkers, New York
DMO Board MemberCity Council Member Leland CheungCambridge, Massachusetts
DMO Board MemberCouncil Member Jim ClarkeCulver City, California
DMO Board MemberMayor Van R. Johnson IISavannah, Georgia
DMO Board MemberCouncil Member James Mitchell Jr.Charlotte, North Carolina
DMO Board MemberMayor Bill PedutoPittsburg, Pennsylvania
DMO Board MemberCouncil Member Curren D. PriceLos Angeles, California
DMO Board MemberCouncil Member Luis A. QuintanaNewark, New Jersey
DMO Board MemberMayor Jeffrey SlavinSomerset, Maryland
DMO Board MemberCity Council Member Mike SuarezTampa, Florida
DMO is staffed by Executive Director Barbara Moore and Communications Director Nils Robbins and supported by a national Board of Directors, state chapters, political and labor councils. Funding is provided through DMO's Advisory Board comprising corporate, labor and policy organizations.
DMO Resources
Any Democrat can sign up to support DMO as a Democratic Leader!

State Chapter:  Find your state chapter!

DMO Membership: Elected Municipal Officials
Professional Political Consultant or service provider: Connect with municipal candidates across the country.
National Advisory Board: Labor unions and corporations

DMO@The Convention

DMO President Cindy Lerner & President Emeritus Eric Garcetti

Hundreds of local elected officials from across the US will be attending the Democratic Convention July 25-28th -- and DMO staff will be there to represent their interests and celebrate their presence in Philly.
For more information on DMO convention events and to learn how you can earn a trip to the convention, please contact
We will see you in Philly!
Connecting you to The Party
Connecting you to Each Other
Kimberly Scott

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