Annual Leadership Summit Scholarship Honors Councilmember's Legacy

Press Release
Press Release

Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. The application process is currently underway with a deadline of July 15, 2015. The scholarship recipient can use the award to cover Leadership Summit registration costs and defray travel expenses.

The 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit, entitled Leading through Tough Times, will take place in Orlando, FL, from September 16-19, 2015, and will be held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. This summit will promote personal leadership development, and will teach essential best practices in order to guide you through the inevitable hardships that you will face as a city leader.  Mayor Buddy Dyer will also make an appearance to speak on how the city of Orlando is becoming a hub for innovation, leading to a surge in the younger demographic.

In February of 2008, Councilmember Michael Lynch died tragically during a shooting at a council meeting in Kirkwood, Missouri. To this day, the legacy of his service continues to inspire city leaders and citizens alike to better serve their communities.

The National League of Cities established the Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship to honor the life and work of Michael Lynch, who was an active proponent of education and training for his fellow elected officials. The Lynch Memorial Scholarship grants a $2,500 stipend to one local elected or appointed official from an NLC member city to attend the annual NLC University Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit is a retreat-style program designed to develop the personal leadership skills of local city officials. Councilmember Lynch regularly attended the Leadership Summit and actively promoted the program to other officials.

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