The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Mayor
Coleman to serve a two year term on their board of directors. The announcement
was made during NLC’s Congress of Cities conference in Colorado this past weekend.
“The National League of Cities provides communities across
the nation with the support and guidance they need to create change in
education, sustainability, public safety and economic development. I am honored
to be part of that legacy by serving on their board of directors,” Mayor Chris
Each year, twenty individuals
currently in government are elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors.
After completion of their two-year terms, members of the Board of Directors who
are still in government service become members of the Advisory Council, where
they continue to serve for as long as they are in office. As a board member,
Mayor Coleman will work to shape the National League of Cities’ priorities and
direct the organization’s advocacy, research and membership activities for the
One of the oldest and largest organizations devoted to
strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and
governance; the NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, representing
more than 218 million Americans.
Mayor Coleman was appointed as the chair for the NLC’s Institute
on Youth, Education and Families.