National League of Cities Mourns Passing of Councilmember Dejerilyn King Henderson

WASHINGTON – September 8, 2016 – Following tragic news that Councilmember Dejerilyn King Henderson of Troy, Alabama passed away at her home Wednesday, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement. Councilmember Henderson served as a member of NLC’s 2016 board of directors and held leadership positions with two NLC constituency groups, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) and Women in Municipal Government (WIMG). 

“Councilmember Henderson was a dedicated local leader whose service knew no bounds. In addition to her role as city leader, she served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and taught in the public school system for 33 years. On behalf of the greater National League of Cities (NLC) community, I extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to Councilmember Henderson’s family and her many friends and constituents.

“She provided valuable leadership for cities and towns nationwide through her role on the NLC board of directors, and was a dear friend to the many city officials and staff who knew her. Her service to her community and beyond will not be forgotten, and we will miss her greatly.” 

Councilmember Henderson served on the Troy City Council since 2010 and was recently reelected for a second term in August.

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