Boston, MA - Miramar, FL Mayor Lori C. Moseley is the recipient of the 2012 Annual Leadership Award, presented by Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC). The WIMG Leadership Award recognizes a female local official for unique and outstanding leadership in local government. The winner is recognized for individual achievement in initiating creative and successful programs in local government which help citizens, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders.
Moseley was honored today for her outstanding achievements as a local elected official and for her support of women at the local government level during NLC's WIMG Leadership Award Luncheon at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, MA.
Mayor Moseley's long history of civic involvement that began as a school volunteer continues to this day. She has been an elected official since 1995. Moseley served as City Commissioner from 1995 to 1999; in 1999, she was elected Mayor of the City of Miramar. Since her first day in office, Mayor Moseley has been working to improve the city's image, to be a strong education advocate and to be the voice for the city.
During Mayor Moseley's term, the City of Miramar has grown from 40,000 to over 122,982 residents. Additionally, under the Mayor's governance, the City of Miramar has become home to many Fortune 500 companies, and in 2006 and 2008 was included in Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live.
In addition to her involvement in NLC, Mayor Moseley has a long-standing participation in numerous boards including the US Conference of Mayors, Florida League of Mayors, Florida League of Cities and several Broward County boards.
Other finalists for this year's award included Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Carson, CA; Carol K. Chen, Councilmember, Cerritos, CA; Cornelia Poe Olive, mayor of Sanford, NC and Molly Joseph Ward, mayor of Hampton, VA.
Following the award presentation, Vallie Collins, a motivational speaker and board member of Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee, gave the keynote remarks, "Miracle on the Hudson: A Passenger's Perspective." Collins was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in New York's Hudson River in January 2009.
Sponsors of the 2012 WIMG Leadership Award Luncheon are Wells Fargo, Comcast, Cigna and ICMA-RC. The WIMG Leadership Award Honorary Chair is Daisy W. Lynum, Commissioner, Orlando, FL and WIMG Past President.
Judges for this year's WIMG Leadership Award are Laura R. Jaramillo, Vice President, Community Relations and Manager, Social Responsibility Group, Wells Fargo; Mary Dorothy LaMarche, Vice Mayor, Farragut, TN, WIMG Board Member; Preston V. Lee, Jr., Senior Director, Outreach Diversity and Inclusion, Freddie Mac; David Park, Financial Planning Manager, ICMA-RC and Clinton Robinson, Associate Vice President, Community Affairs, Black & Veatch Corporation.
WIMG is a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC). It was formed in 1974 to serve as a forum for communication and networking among women municipal officials and their colleagues interested in addressing women's issues. It strives to raise awareness about issues of concern to women and encourages women to seek public office in their communities.
The National League of Cities 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.