Williams Joins White House Intergovernmental Affairs Team

Last week, the White House announced Jay Williams as the new Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this role, Williams will lead the White House's engagement with mayors, county and municipal officials across the country. Williams succeeds David Agnew, who earlier this year became Director of the Office. 

"NLC and city leaders congratulate Jay on his appointment to this position and look forward to working with him to ensure that cities have a strong partner in the White House," said National League of Cities President Ted Ellis, mayor, Bluffton, Indiana. 

Prior to joining the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Williams was the executive director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers working with state and local stakeholders in areas affected by the changing American automotive industry to ensure that they receive the federal support necessary to help them create a more stable, prosperous economy. Before joining the Obama Administration, Williams served as the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, from 2006 to 2011.