Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force in contemporary society. From improving diagnostics in healthcare to enhancing the customer experience in retail, AI has made significant impacts on every sector of our economy. As AI and its capabilities continue to grow, it will change governance and government service delivery in cities, towns and villages across the country.

National League of Cities has formed an AI Advisory Committee, with Google as a founding partner, to help local leaders demystify, de-risk, and ultimately harness the opportunity that this rapidly evolving technology represents. The AI Advisory Committee, chaired by Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, GA, and Councilmember Nikki Lee of Tucson, AZ, comprises local elected officials and municipal staff from cities across the country. This group will come together to explore, develop, and advance promising local practices in AI for municipal governments and the communities they serve. To learn more about the committee, read “Demystifying AI: Local Leaders Join NLC for Kick-off of AI Advisory Committee“.

Introducing the Committee

  • Co-Chair Mayor Van Johnson, City of Savannah, GA 
  • Co-Chair Councilmember Nikki Lee, City of Tucson, AZ 
  • Mayor Jonas Anderson, Cave City, AR 
  • Councilmember Byron Amos, Atlanta, GA
  • Councilor Gloria Betcher, City of Ames, IA 
  • Mayor Nathaniel Booker, Village of Maywood, IL 
  • Councilmember Susan Farber, City of Dubuque, IA 
  • Mayor Abdullah Hammoud, City of Dearborn, MI 
  • Councilman Kevin Kramer, City of Louisville, KY 
  • Mayor Tim Kelly, City of Chattanooga, TN 
  • Josh Linsenbach, Director of Information and Technology, Pennsylvania League of Cities 
  • Mayor Bart Littlejohn, City of Lawrence, KS 
  • Rob Lloyd, Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose, CA 
  • Vice Mayor Lisa Matichak, City of Mountain View, CA 
  • Mayor Josh Penner, City of Orting, WA
  • Vanetta Pledger, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information and Technology Services, City of Alexandria, VA 
  • Denise Riedl, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend, IN 
  • Mayor Tim Rosener, City of Sherwood, OR 
  • Vice Mayor Murali Srinivasan, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Barbara VanEpps, Director, New York Conference of Mayors 
  • Councilmember Janice Zahn, Bellevue, WA

Check out NLC’s resources on AI:

Read NLC’s Resolution on AI.