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

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

Co-Chair Andy Berke Vice Chair Deana Holiday Ingraham

 

Andy Berke
Mayor
Chattanooga, TN

Deana Holiday Ingraham
Mayor
East Point, GA

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Vice Chair Victoria Woodards Vice Chair Tameika Isaac Devine

Victoria Woodards
Mayor
Tacoma, WA

Tameika Isaac Devine
Councilmember
Columbia, SC


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