Coleman Appointed to NLC Board of Directors

Mayor Coleman Appointed to the 2011 National League of Cities’ Board of Directors

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 Coleman said.

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 coming year.

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.

Previously, Mayor Coleman was appointed as the chair for the NLC’s Institute on Youth, Education and Families.