NLC Executive Director Announces Retirement

May 29, 2012

NLC Executive Director Donald J. Borut announced last week that he will retire from his position at the end of the year. Borut has served as executive director of NLC since 1990. 

"It has been a privilege to serve as NLC's executive director for the 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." 
 
NLC President Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, Ind., 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 not just to NLC, but to the cause of municipal government. He will be sorely missed." 

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 the Board of Directors at the National Academy of Public Administration, and he 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. 
 
Ellis will lead the NLC in conducting a national search for Borut's replacement. Details on that process will be made available in the coming weeks.

Details:  For questions about the executive director search process please contact Martha Moss at moss@nlc.org or (202) 626-3022.