Mayor Cathy Carlat

Mayor Cathy Carlat was elected president of the Arizona Cities and Towns. 

Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat was elected last week as president of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, an organization committed to supporting local governments throughout the state.

“It is my honor to accept this position,” Carlat said. “I look forward to furthering the stellar reputation of the League by advocating for the shared interests of our cities and towns.”

Carlat has served on the League’s Executive Committee since August 2015, with the last two years as vice president.

“Mayor Carlat has been an integral member of the League Executive Committee for the last five years,” League Executive Director Tom Belshe said.

“Her experience and appreciation of governance at the local level will be valuable during her term as president, and we look forward to her leadership over the course of the next two years.”

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary membership organization representing all 91 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona. The organization was founded in 1937 and provides vital services and tools to local governments, focusing principally on representing local interests before the legislature, and secondarily on providing technical and legal assistance, and educational support.

League activities are directed by a 25-member Executive Committee, consisting of mayors and council members from across the state. 

For information about the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, visit