National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) was created in 1970 to represent the interests of African American elected officials. NBC-LEO's objectives include increasing African American participation on NLC's steering and policy committees to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African American concerns and benefit their communities.

The organization also works independently with its members to inform them on issues affecting the African American community and helps to devise ways to achieve their community objectives through legislation and direct action. NBC-LEO conducts its annual meetings in conjunction with NLC's City Summit and Congressional City Conference.



Conference presentations from the 2016 summer conference now available on the conference webpage.
2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference and Board Meeting
"All Roads Lead to Columbus: Exploring Opportunities in America's Cities"
July 20-23, 2016
Columbus, Ohio



NBC-LEO welcomes new and returning members each year. The easiest way to join NBC-LEO is by paying annual dues at the City Summit annual conference. Information about joining is available in our membership brochure. Please complete the membership application on the last page of the brochure and send it to

2017 Board of Directors


Hanifa Shabazz

Mayor Wayne Messam

Hanifa Shabazz
Council President
Wilmington, Delaware

Wayne Messam
Miramar, Florida

First Vice President

Second Vice President

Immediate Past President

Councilmember Stamps

LaWana Mayfield

Priscilla Tyson

De'Keither Stamps
Jackson, Mississippi

LaWana Mayfield
Charlotte, North Carolina

Priscilla Tyson
President Pro Tempore
Columbus, Ohio

Full Board Roster


2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference