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.

2022 Board of Directors

Clarence Anthony
Clarence E. Anthony
CEO & Executive Director
Vince Williams
Mayor, Union City, GA
Victoria Woodards
First Vice President
Mayor, Tacoma, WA
David Sander
David Sander, Ph.D.
Second Vice President
Councilmember, Rancho Cordova, CA
Kathy Maness
Immediate Past President Councilmember, Lexington, SC

  • Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League
  • Peter Baynes, Executive Director, New York Conference of Mayors
  • Gyna Bivens, Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Worth, TX
  • Travis Blosser, Executive Director, West Virginia Municipal League
  • Kevin Bommer, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League
  • Chrelle Booker, Mayor Pro Tem, (ITC Chair), Tryon, NC
  • Nathaniel Booker, Mayor, Maywood, IL
  • Joe Buscaino, Past President, Councilmember, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steve Callaway, Mayor, Hillsboro, OR
  • Elaine Clegg, Council President (TIS Chair), Boise, ID
  • Brad Cole, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal League
  • Hardie Davis, Mayor, Augusta, GA
  • Mary Dennis, Mayor, Live Oak, TX
  • Bruce Duke, Councilmember, Kettering, OH
  • Brandon Elefante, Councilmember, Honolulu, HI (1 yr. term)
  • John Fogle, Councilmember, Loveland, CO
  • Dan Fowler, Councilmember, Kansas City, MO (1 yr. term)
  • John Gallagher, Executive Director, Louisiana Municipal Association
  • John Goodhouse, Councilmember, Tigard, OR
  • Rick Grady, Councilmember, Plano, TX
  • Derek Green, Councilmember, Philadelphia, PA
  • Heather Hall, Councilmember, Kansas City, MO
  • Larry Hanson, Executive Director, Georgia Municipal Association
  • Shannon Hardin, Council President, Columbus, OH
  • Don Hardy, Mayor, Kinston, NC
  • Jeanette Herron, Councilmember, Bridgeport, CT
  • Deana Holiday Ingraham, Mayor, East Point, GA
  • David Holt, Mayor, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Lindsey Horvath, Councilmember, West Hollywood, CA
  • Emmett Jordan, Mayor Pro Tem, Greenbelt, MD
  • Kacy Kostiuk, Councilmember, (HD Chair), Takoma Park, MD
  • Emily Larson, Mayor, (EENR Chair), Duluth MN
  • Leo Longworth, Commissioner, Bartow, FL
  • Corina Lopez, Councilmember, San Leandro, CA
  • Adam McGough, Councilmember, Dallas, TX
  • Denise Mitchell, Councilmember, College Park, MD
  • Josh Moenning, Mayor, Norfolk, NE
  • Tara Mosley Samples, Councilmember, Akron, OH
  • Teresa Mosqueda, Councilmember, Seattle, WA
  • Joel Navarro, Councilmember, (PSC Chair), Tempe, AZ
  • Brian O’Neill, Past President, Councilmember, Philadelphia, PA
  • Matt Orlando, Councilmember, (FAIR Chair), Chandler, AZ
  • Steve Patterson, Mayor, Athens, OH
  • Stephanie Piko, Mayor, Centennial, CO
  • L. Lynn Rex, Executive Director, League of Nebraska Municipalities
  • Christopher Roberts, Councilmember, Shoreline, WA
  • Joshua Simmons, Vice Mayor, Coral Springs, FL
  • Jake Spano, Mayor, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Ty Stober, Mayor Pro Tem, Vancouver, WA
  • Brian Traugott, Mayor, Versailles, KY
  • Gilbert Villegas, Alderman, Chicago, IL
  • Angelia Washington, Councilmember, Jacksonville, NC
  • Carroll Watson, Mayor, Lincoln, AL
  • Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President, (CED Chair), Baton Rouge, LA
  • Steve Williams, Mayor, Huntington, WV
  • Janice Zahn, Councilmember, Bellevue, WA

Past Presidents

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NLC Bylaws

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

2021 Leadership Application

Are you interested in applying for the NLC Board of Directors?  
Please review this important information regarding applications for NLC Officers and Board of Directors.

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