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 Congress of Cities and Congressional City Conference.


NBC-LEO welcomes new and returning members each year. The easiest way to join NBC-LEO is by paying annual dues and fees via the November Congress of Cities registration process. Information about joining and dues and fees is available on the NLC Congress of Cities registration form. Dues and fees can be paid online in conjunction with the NLC conference registration fee. Prospective new members may also join throughout the year by filling out the membership application located in the membership brochure and submitting it to NLC via its instructions.

2014 Board of Directors

Adman McFadden James Walls

Adam McFadden
Rochester, New York

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 James Walls
District Heights, Maryland

First Vice President

Second Vice President

Immediate Past President

Priscilla Tyson

David Howard

Jacquelyn Johnson

Priscilla Tyson
Columbus, Ohio

David Howard
Charlotte, North Carolina

 Jacquelyn E. Johnson
Newark, New Jersey

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