Council on Youth, Education, and Families

NLC's Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) guides and oversees the YEF Institute's work. The membership of this Council, unlike any other NLC committee or council, is composed of not only local elected officials but also youth members and representatives from major national organizations concerned about children and families.

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Current Leadership

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Vice Chair

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Tameika Isaac Devine
Mayor Pro Tem
Columbia, S.C.    

Victoria Woodards
Mayor 
Tacoma, Washington

LaToya Cantrell
Mayor 
New Orleans, Louisana

Council Objectives:

 

  • To create peer learning and networking opportunities for elected municipal leaders and youth leaders who are interested in issues related to children, youth and families
  • To stimulate and support effective city leadership on behalf of children, youth and families
  • To assist cities, State Municipal Leagues, NLC and its YEF Institute in promoting best practices that address the needs of children, youth and families
  • To elevate the voices of city and youth leaders in broader discussions of the needs of children, youth and families and local strategies for responding to them