NLC is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of four officers (president, first vice president, second vice president, and immediate past president), all past presidents still in local government service, eight state league directors, seven advocacy committee chairs, and forty at-large members.

The president, first vice president, and second vice president are elected to one-year terms during the annual business meeting, and twenty local elected officials are elected to serve two-year terms as at-large members of the board. An elected official must currently hold elected office in an NLC-member city to serve in a leadership position.

2020 Board of Directors

Clarence Anthony

CEO and Executive Director

Joe Buscaino


Kathy Maness

First Vice President

Vince Williams

Second Vice President

Matt Zone

Immediate Past President

  • Denise Adams, councilmember, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Cyndy Andrus, mayor, Bozeman, MT
  • Robin Arredondo-Savage, councilmember, Tempe, AZ
  • Geoffrey Beckwith, executive director, Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Andy Berke, mayor, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Chris Brown, controller, Houston, Texas (Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Chair)
  • TJ Cawley, mayor, Morrisville, North Carolina (Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Chair)
  • Carolyn Coleman, executive director, League of California Cities
  • Valerie Cooper, councilmember, Norristown, PA
  • Mary Dennis, mayor, Live Oak, TX
  • Cameron Diehl, executive director, Utah League of Cities and Towns
  • Greg Evans, councilmember, Eugene, Oregon
  • Mike Fina, executive director, Oklahoma Municipal League
  • Dan Fowler, councilmember, Kansas City, Missouri (Transportation and Infrastructure Services Chair)
  • Tiffany Gibson-Pitts, councilmember, Opelika, AL
  • John Goodhouse, council president, Tigard, OR
  • Derek Green, councilmember, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heather Hall, councilmember, Kansas City, MO
  • Shannon Hardin, council president, Columbus, OH
  • Don Hardy, mayor, Kinston, NC
  • Deana Holiday Ingraham, mayor, East Point, Georgia
  • Lindsey Horvath, mayor pro tem, West Hollywood (Human Development Chair)
  • Tameika Isaac¬†Devine, mayor pro tem, City of Columbia, SC
  • Brent Jaramillo, councilor, Village of Questa, NM
  • Rusty Johnson, mayor, City of Ocoee, FL
  • Carlie Jones, councilmember, City of Forest Hill, TX
  • John Kinnaird, councilmember, Waco, Texas
  • Leo Longworth, Mayor, City of Bartow, FL
  • Corina Lopez, councilmember, San Leandro, California (Information Technology and Communications Chair)
  • David Luna, councilmember, Mesa, AZ
  • Adam McGough, deputy mayor pro tem, Dallas, TX
  • Wayne Messam, mayor, Miramar, Florida
  • Paul Meyer, executive director, North Carolina League of Municipalities
  • Richard Montgomery, mayor pro tem, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Tara Mosley Samples, councilmember, Akron, OH
  • Joel Navarro, councilmember, Tempe, Arizona
  • Salvatore Panto, mayor, Easton, PA
  • Steve Patterson, mayor, Athens, Ohio
  • Stephanie Piko, mayor, Centennial, CO
  • Sean Polster, councilmember, Warrenton, Virginia
  • Gary Resnick, commissioner, Wilton Manors, FL
  • Monica Rodriguez, councilmember, Los Angeles, California (Public Safety and Crime Prevention Chair)
  • Andy Ryder, mayor, Lacey, WA
  • Laurie-Anne Sayles, councilmember, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Kent Scarrett, executive director, Ohio Municipal League
  • Richard Schuettler, executive director, Pennsylvania Municipal League
  • Jake Spano, mayor, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Kevin Thompson, councilmember, Mesa, Arizona (Community and Economic Development Chair)
  • Dave Unmacht, executive director, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Rebecca Viagran, councilmember, San Antonio, Texas
  • Angelia Washington, councilmember, Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Chasity Wells-Armstrong, mayor, Kankakee, Illinois
  • Steve Williams, mayor, Huntington, West Virginia
  • Patrick Wojahn, mayor, College Park, Maryland
  • Victoria Woodards, mayor, Tacoma, WA

Past Presidents

  • Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Missouri
  • James Mitchell, councilmember, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Brian J. O’Neill, councilmember, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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NLC Bylaws

NLC Bylaws: Amended on November 19, 2016. Download and review the bylaws here.

2021 Leadership Application

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