National League of Cities Announces 2016 Leadership and Board of Directors

Press Release
Press Release

NASHVILLE, TENN.—The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2016 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. The membership elected Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean to serve as NLC's 2016 president, Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio as first vice president and Little Rock, Ark. Mayor Mark Stodola as second vice president.

All officers are selected by nominating committee and are elected by NLC's membership to serve a one-year term. NLC's 2015 president, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, will serve as the organization's immediate past president.

Newly Elected Board of Directors
(Nominated for a two-year term)

  1. Dejerilyn King Henderson, councilmember, Troy, Ala.
  2. Chris Glover, councilmember, Mesa, Ariz.
  3. Craig Barnes, town councilmember, Queen Creek, Ariz.
  4. Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles, Calif.
  5. David Sander, vice mayor, Councilman, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  6. Jeff Moore, councilmember, Longmont, Colo.
  7. Matthew Surrency, mayor, Hawthorne, Fla.
  8. Elizabeth Hurst, councilwoman, Fairburn, Ga.
  9. Van Johnson, mayor pro tem, Savannah, Ga.
  10. Vince Williams, mayor, Union City, Ga.
  11. Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind.
  12. Kris Gulick, councilmember, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  13. Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan.
  14. Patricia Lockwood, mayor pro tem, Fenton, Mich.
  15. Johnny DuPree, mayor, Hattiesburg, Miss.
  16. Gene McGee, mayor, Ridgeland, Miss.
  17. Ricki Barlow, councilmember, Las Vegas, Nev.
  18. Cora Cole-McFadden, mayor pro tem, Durham, N.C.
  19. Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio
  20. Lou Ogden, mayor, Tualatin, Ore.
  21. William Peduto, mayor, Pittsburgh, Penn.
  22. Chris Anderson, councilmember, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  23. Dot LaMarche, vice mayor, Farragut, Tenn.
  24. Jungus Jordan, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas
  25. Tito Rodriguez, councilmember, North Richland Hills, Texas
  26. Doris McConnell, councilmember, Shoreline, Wash.

The State Municipal League Executive Directors are:

  1. Chris McKenzie, League of California Cities
  2. Judy Silva, New Hampshire Municipal Association
  3. Kim Winn, Virginia Municipal League
  4. Shelley Simonton, Wyoming Association of Municipalities

2016 National League of Cities Board of Directors:

  1. Elvi Gray-Jackson, assembly member, Anchorage, Alaska
  2. Dejerilyn King Henderson, councilmember, Troy, Ala.
  3. Wally Campbell, councilmember, Goodyear, Ariz.
  4. Chris Glover, councilmember, Mesa, Ariz.
  5. Craig Barnes, town councilmember, Queen Creek, Ariz.
  6. Chris McKenzie, executive director, League of California Cities
  7. Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles, Calif.
  8. Michael Kasperzak, councilmember, Mountain View, Calif.
  9. David Sander, vice mayor, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  10. Matthew Appelbaum, mayor, Boulder, Colo.
  11. Jeff Moore, councilmember, Longmont, Colo.
  12. Thomas McCarthy, council president, Bridgeport, Conn.
  13. Matthew Surrency, mayor, Hawthorne, Fla.
  14. Darius Brown, councilmember, Wilmington, Del.
  15. PC WU, councilmember, Pensacola, Fla.
  16. Lamar Norton, executive director, Georgia Municipal Association
  17. Elizabeth Hurst, councilmember, Fairburn, Ga.
  18. Van Johnson, mayor pro tem, Savannah, Ga.
  19. Vince Williams, mayor, Union City, Ga.
  20. Matthew Greller, executive director, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
  21. Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind.
  22. Kris Gulick, councilmember, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  23. Alan Kemp, executive director, Iowa League of Cities
  24. Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan.
  25. Patrick Wojahn, councilmember, College Park, Md.
  26. Michael Sesma, councilmember, Gaithersburg, Md.
  27. Leta Mach, councilmember, Greenbelt, Md.
  28. Patricia Lockwood, mayor pro tem, Fenton, Mich.
  29. Mary Hamann-Roland, mayor, Apple Valley, Minn.
  30. Johnny DuPree, mayor, Hattiesburg, Miss.
  31. Gene McGee, Mayor, Ridgeland, Miss.
  32. Jermaine Reed, councilmember, Kansas City, Mo.
  33. Ricki Barlow, councilmember, Las Vegas, Nev.
  34. Judy Silva, executive director, New Hampshire Municipal Association
  35. Cora Cole-McFadden, mayor pro tem, Durham, N.C.
  36. Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio
  37. Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.
  38. Dennis Doyle, mayor, Beaverton, Ore.
  39. Lou Ogden, mayor, Tualatin, Ore.
  40. William Peduto, mayor, Pittsburgh, Penn.
  41. Kathy Maness, town councilmember, Lexington, S.C.
  42. Chris Anderson, councilmember, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  43. Dot LaMarche, vice mayor, Farragut, Tenn.
  44. Bennett Sandlin, executive director, Texas Municipal League
  45. Sheri Capehart, mayor pro-tem, Arlington, Texas
  46. Jungus Jordan, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas
  47. Tito Rodriguez, councilmember, North Richland Hills, Texas
  48. Ron Nirenberg, councilmember, San Antonio, Texas
  49. Jasmine Gore, vice mayor, Hopewell, Va.
  50. Kim Winn, executive director, Virginia Municipal League
  51. Bill Peloza, councilmember, Auburn, Wash.
  52. Tony Anderson, deputy mayor, Sea Tac, Washington
  53. Doris McConnell, councilmember, Shoreline, Wash.
  54. Klaus Hanson, councilmember, Laramie, Wyo.
  55. Shelley Simonton, executive director, Wyoming Association of Municipalities

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.

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