National League of Cities Executive Director To Retire
May 22, 2012
Washington, DC - National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Donald J. Borut today announced that he will retire from his position at the end of the year. Borut has served as executive director since 1990.
"It has been a privilege to serve as NLC's Executive Director for past 22 years and I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked on behalf of elected leaders of America's cities and towns," said Borut. "My appreciation for those in local elected office is even stronger today than when I started. The ability of local elected officials to address the unique challenges in their communities and find common ground to make decisions affecting the quality of life of their citizens reflects the fundamental strength of democratic local government."
Borut's municipal career has spanned more than 40 years. Prior to his appointment at NLC, he served as Deputy Executive Director at the International City Management Association. He began his career in municipal government in 1964 as a staff assistant in the Office of City Administrator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Borut is currently a member of a number of boards, including the Board of Directors at the National Academy of Public Administration and serves as the Secretary General of the North American Section of the United Cities and Local Government, a global organization dedicated to improving local government.
Ted Ellis, President of NLC and Mayor of Bluffton, Indiana said, "Under Don's leadership over the past two decades, NLC has grown and flourished as the voice and resource for cities, towns and villages throughout the United States. I want to thank Don for his outstanding service to not just NLC, but to the cause of municipal government. He will be sorely missed."
The NLC Board of Directors will begin a national search for Borut's replacement.
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.