National League of Cities Announces 2018 Leadership and Board of Directors

11/27/17

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced its 2018 leadership and board of directors at the 2017 City Summit conference in Charlotte. The board of directors provides strategic direction and guidance for NLC's federal advocacy, governance and membership activities. All officers are selected by the nominating committee and are elected by NLC's membership to serve a one-year term.

2018 NLC Officers:

  • President: Mark Stodola, mayor, Little Rock, Ark.
  • First Vice President: Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind.
  • Second Vice President: Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles
  • Immediate Past President: Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland

State Municipal League Executive Directors Serving on the NLC Board of Directors:

  • Tim Burton, Montana League of Cities and Towns
  • Maura Carroll, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Wes Henderson, Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities
  • Jon Steiner, Kentucky League of Cities

Additions to the NLC Board of Directors:
Members of the board of directors serve a two-year term unless otherwise noted. Federal advocacy committee chairs serve a one-year term (marked by an asterisk).

  • Denise "D. D." Adams, councilmember, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Cyndy Andrus, deputy mayor, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Karen Best, mayor, Branson, Mo.
  • Gyna Bivens, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas (Community & Economic Development Chair)*
  • Valerie Cooper, councilmember, Norristown, Penn.
  • Cynthia Donald, city council president pro tem, Bessemer, Ala.
  • Alfred Mae Drakeford, mayor, Camden, S.C.
  • Oliver Gilbert, mayor, Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Leon Johnson, mayor, Ocoee, Fla.
  • Carlie Jones, councilmember, Forest Hill, Texas
  • Jungus Jordan, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas
  • John Kinnaird, councilmember, Waco, Texas (Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Chair)*
  • David Luna, vice mayor, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Levon Manzie, councilmember, Mobile, Ala.
  • Doris McConnell, councilmember, Shoreline, Wash.
  • Richard Montgomery, councilmember, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
  • Pam O'Connor, councilmember, Santa Monica, Calif. (Transportation & Infrastructure Services Chair)*
  • Frank Ortis, mayor, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (to serve a one-year term)
  • Salvatore Panto, mayor, Easton, Penn.
  • Sean Polster, councilmember, Warrenton, Va. (Public Safety & Crime Prevention Chair)*
  • Cynthia Pratt, deputy mayor, Lacey, Wash. (Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Chair)*
  • Joel Price, councilmember, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Gary Resnick, mayor, Wilton Manors, Fla. (Information Technology & Communications Chair)*
  • Tito Rodriguez, councilmember, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Andy Ryder, mayor, Lacey, Wash.
  • Gerri Schroder, councilmember, City of Henderson, Nev.
  • Hanifa Shabazz, city council president, Wilmington, Del.
  • Matt Surrency, mayor, Hawthorne, Fla.
  • Vince Williams, mayor, Union City, Ga.
  • Gil Ziffer, mayor pro tem, Tallahassee, Fla. (Human Development Chair)*

Full 2018 NLC Board of Directors:

  • Denise "D. D." Adams, councilmember, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Cyndy Andrus, deputy mayor, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Karen Best, mayor, Branson, Mo.
  • Gyna Bivens, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas (Community & Economic Development Chair)
  • JoAnne Bush, mayor, Lake Village, Ark.
  • Tim Burton, Montana League of Cities and Towns
  • Wally Campbell, councilmember, Goodyear, Ariz.
  • Maura Carroll, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Valerie Cooper, councilmember, Norristown, Penn.
  • Jerry Deschane, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
  • Cynthia Donald, councilmember pro tem, Bessemer, Ala.
  • Dennis (Denny) Doyle, mayor, Beaverton, Ore.
  • Alfred Mae Drakeford, mayor, Camden, S.C.
  • Oliver Gilbert, mayor, Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Jasmine Gore, councilmember, Hopewell, Va.
  • Larry Green, councilmember, Houston, Texas
  • Wes Henderson, Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities
  • Karen Johnson, councilmember, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Leon Johnson, mayor, Ocoee, Fla.
  • Carlie Jones, councilmember, Forest Hill, Texas
  • Jungus Jordan, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas
  • John Kinnaird, councilmember, Waco, Texas (Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Chair)
  • David Luna, vice mayor, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Kathy Maness, town council, Lexington, S.C.
  • Levon Manzie, councilmember, Mobile, Ala.
  • Doris McConnell, councilmember, Shoreline, Wash.
  • Richard Montgomery, councilmember, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
  • Joel Navarro, councilmember, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Pam O'Connor, councilmember, Santa Monica, Calif. (Transportation & Infrastructure Services Chair)
  • Frank Ortis, mayor, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  • Salvatore Panto, mayor, Easton, Penn.
  • Bill Peloza, councilmember, Auburn, Wash.
  • Sean Polster, councilmember, Warrenton, Va. (Public Safety & Crime Prevention Chair)
  • Cynthia Pratt, deputy mayor, Lacey, Wash. (Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Chair)
  • Joel Price, councilmember, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Jermaine Reed, councilmember, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Gary Resnick, mayor, Wilton Manors, Fla. (Information Technology & Communications Chair)
  • Tito Rodriguez, councilmember, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Andy Ryder, mayor, Lacey, Wash.
  • Erik Sartorius, League of Kansas Municipalities
  • Gerri Schroder, councilmember, Henderson, Nev.
  • Hanifa Shabazz, city council president, Wilmington, Del.
  • Ken Smith, Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Jon Steiner, Kentucky League of Cities
  • Matt Surrency, mayor, Hawthorne, Fla.
  • Shari Veazey, Mississippi Municipal League
  • Vince Williams, mayor, Union City, Ga.
  • Patrick Wojahn, mayor, College Park, Md.
  • PC Wu, councilmember, Pensacola, Fla.
  • Gil Ziffer, mayor pro tem, Tallahassee, Fla. (Human Development Chair)


The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
www.nlc.org

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