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.



2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference and Board Meeting
"All Roads Lead to Columbus: Exploring Opportunities in America's Cities"
July 20-23
Columbus, Ohio

Conference presentations now available on the conference webpage.



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

2016 Board of Directors

Priscilla Tyson

Hanifa Shabazz

Priscilla Tyson
President Pro Tem
Columbus, Ohio

Hanifa Shabazz
Wilmington, Delaware

First Vice President

Second Vice President

Immediate Past President

Mayor Wayne Messam

Councilmember Stamps

Adam McFadden

Wayne Messam
Miramar, Florida

De'Keither Stamps
Jackson, Mississippi

Adam McFadden
Rochester, New York

Board Roster