The Officers and the NLGA Executive Committee, elected annually through a Nominating Committee and approval process, is the governing body of NLGA.  The chair and chair-elect are of opposite political parties and rotate annually.  Former chairs are ex officio members of the Executive Committee for as long as they are members of NLGA.  The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year.

NLGA also has an array of administrative and policy committees.  Some of these committees are determined in the NLGA Bylaws and the Chair has certain authority to name committees and committee members.