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.

2023 Board of Directors

Clarence Anthony
Clarence E. Anthony
CEO & Executive Director
Victoria Woodards
Mayor, Tacoma, WA
David Sander, Ph.D.
First Vice President
Vice Mayor, Rancho Cordova, CA
Sharon Weston Broome
Second Vice President
Mayor-President, Baton Rouge, LA
Vince Williams
Immediate Past President
Mayor, Union City, GA

  • Byron Amos, Councilmember, City of Atlanta, GA 
  • Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Alaska Municipal League
  • Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor, City of Grass Valley, CA 
  • Ras Baraka, Mayor (PSCP Chair), City of Newark, NJ 
  • Andrea Barefield, Councilmember, City of Waco, TX 
  • Gyna Bivens, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Fort Worth, TX
  • Kevin Bommer, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League
  • Nathaniel Booker, Mayor, Village of Maywood, IL
  • Aditi Bussells, Councilmember, City of Columbia, SC 
  • Steve Callaway, Mayor, City of Hillsboro, OR
  • Jolien Caraballo, Vice Mayor, City of Port St. Lucie, FL 
  • Mary Dennis, Mayor, City of Live Oak, TX 
  • Bruce Duke, Councilmember, City of Kettering, OH (1-year term)
  • Cindy Dyballa, Councilmember (EENR Chair), City of Takoma Park, MD 
  • John Fogle, Councilmember, City of Loveland, CO
  • Jeannie Garner, Executive Director, Florida League of Cities 
  • Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
  • Michelle Gowdy, Executive Director, Virginia Municipal League
  • Heather Hall, Councilmember, City of Kansas City, MO
  • Shannon Hardin, Council President, City of Columbus, OH
  • Don Hardy, Mayor, City of Kinston, NC
  • Mark Hayes, Executive Director, Arkansas Municipal League
  • Jeanette Herron, Councilmember, City of Bridgeport, CT
  • David Holt, Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, OK
  • Tishaura Jones, Mayor (CED Chair), City of St. Louis, MO 
  • Emmett Jordan, Mayor, City of Greenbelt, MD 
  • Kent Keel, Councilmember (ITC Chair), City of University Place, WA 
  • Kate Kruller, Councilmember (TIS Chair), City of Tukwila, WA 
  • Emily Larson, Mayor, City of Duluth, MN
  • Leo Longworth, Commissioner, City of Bartow, FL
  • Kathy Maness, Councilmember, Town of Lexington, SC 
  • Denise Mitchell, Mayor Pro Tem, City of College Park, MD
  • James Mitchell, Councilmember, City of Charlotte, NC 
  • Josh Moenning, Mayor, City of Norfolk, NE
  • Tara Mosley-Samples, Councilmember, City of Akron, OH
  • Teresa Mosqueda, Councilmember, City of Seattle, WA
  • Brian O’Neill, Councilmember, City of Philadelphia, PA
  • Darrell O’Quinn, Councilor, City of Birmingham, AL (1-year term) 
  • Matt Orlando, Vice Mayor, City of Chandler, AZ
  • Steve Patterson, Mayor, City of Athens, OH
  • Stephanie Piko, Mayor, City of Centennial, CO
  • Hattie Portis-Jones, Councilmember, City of Fairburn, GA
  • Christopher Roberts, Councilmember, City of Shoreline, WA 
  • Richard Sheets, Executive Director, Missouri Municipal League
  • Mark Shepherd, Mayor (FAIR Chair), City of Clearfield, UT 
  • Joshua Simmons, Vice Mayor, City of Coral Springs, FL
  • Jake Spano, Mayor, City of St. Louis Park, MN
  • Ty Stober, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Vancouver, WA
  • Edward Sundquist, Mayor, City of Jamestown, NY  
  • Brian Traugott, Mayor, City of Versailles, KY
  • Gilbert Villegas, Alderman, City of Chicago, IL
  • Angelia Washington, Councilmember, City of Jacksonville, NC
  • Lew Watson, Mayor, City of Lincoln, AL
  • Steve Williams, Mayor (HD Chair), City of Huntington, WV
  • Janice Zahn, Councilmember, City of 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.