National League of Cities Elects 2014 Leadership and Board of Directors

Press Release
Press Release

Seattle, Wash. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2014 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash. The organization elected Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn. to serve as NLC's 2014 president, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah as first vice president and Mayor Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as second vice president.

All officers are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are elected by NLC's membership to serve a one-year term. NLC's 2013 president, Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers of Avondale, Ariz., will serve as the organization's immediate past president.

NLC also elected new members of the board of directors to serve a two-year term:

  • Tennell Atkins, mayor pro tem, Dallas, Texas
  • Ricki Barlow, councilman, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Joe Buscaino, councilman, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Mary Cameron, councilmember, Clemmons, N.C.
  • Sam Ferreri, mayor, Greenacres, Fla.
  • Ronald Green, city controller, Houston, Texas
  • Elizabeth Hurst, councilwoman, Fairburn, Ga.
  • Van Johnson, mayor pro tem, Savannah, Ga.
  • Kevin Kramer, councilman, Louisville, Ky.
  • Dot LaMarche, vice mayor, Farragut, Tenn.
  • Pat Lockwood, councilwoman, Fenton, Mich.
  • Jesse Matthews, councilmember, Bessemer, Ala.
  • Gene McGee, mayor, Ridgeland, Texas
  • Joe Moore, alderman, Chicago, Ill.
  • David Sander, councilmember, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  • Mark Stodola, mayor, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Betty Taylor, city councilor, Eugene, Ore.
  • Priscilla Tyson, councilwoman, Columbus, Ohio
  • Scott Hancock, Maryland Municipal League 
  • Alan Kemp, Iowa League of Cities
  • Christopher Lockwood, Maine Municipal, Maine Municipal Association
  • Sam Mamet, Colorado Municipal League
  • Ken Strobeck, League of Arizona Cities and Towns

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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