Donald J. Borut


Former Executive Director, National League of Cities

Donald J. Borut is the former executive director of the National League of Cities, the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments.

Mr. Borut has more than 40 years experience in municipal government and organizational leadership in the public interest sector. Before joining NLC in 1990, he was deputy executive director of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. He has served on numerous advisory boards, editorial boards, and other committees in the public sector, including the boards of the State and Local Legal Center, National Academy of Public Administration, Association Mutual Health Insurance Company, and the steering committee of the Key National Indicators Initiative. He began working in city government in 1964 as a staff assistant in the office of the Ann Arbor, MI, city administrator.

He currently holds the post of secretary general of the North American Section of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), a global organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity and performance of local governments around the world.

Mr. Borut earned his BA from Oberlin College and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan.