NLCU Leadership Fellows

About the Fellows

Up to 25 champions of education and training for municipal leaders are selected each year as Leadership Fellows.  These Fellows promote NLC University offerings; cultivate leaders within the organization; strengthen peer networking and support among leaders committed to professional development and lifelong learning; increase connections to state municipal league educational programming; field-test new educational platforms or learning models; and provide feedback on the overall program.

Role of NLC Leadership Fellows

  • Outreach to colleagues to promote NLC University offerings.
  • Cultivation of leaders within the organization.
  • Peer networking & support among leaders committed to professional development & lifelong learning.
  • Increasing connections to state municipal league educational programming.
  • Field testing new educational platforms or learning models.
  • Providing feedback on the overall program.

Composition

  • Up to 25 members
  • Local officials, city staff, and state league staff

Appointments Process

  • Appointed by the NLC President

Meeting Schedule

NLC Leadership Fellows will gather at the Leadership Luncheon during each of the NLC conferences. The advisory board will create short-term task forces as needed to achieve key goals; these work groups will meet during the two annual conferences, the Leadership Summit and/or by conference call.

2018 NLC University Leadership Fellows

Jason Ashmore, Mayor, Sesser, Illinois

 

David Baker, Mayor, Kenmore, Washington

 

Wally Campbell, Council Member, Goodyear, Arizona

 

Maurice Cheeks, Alderman, Madison, Wisconsin

 
John Fogle, Councilmember, Loveland, Colorado  

Joseph Goldstein, Councilman, Marietta, Georgia

 

Elizabeth Hurst, Mayor, Fairburn, Georgia

 

Velma Johnson, Councilor, Midfield, Alabama

 

Richard Madison, Staff Attorney, Bryant, Arkansas

 

LaWana Mayfield, Council-Member, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

James Mitchell, Councilmember, Charlotte, North Carolina

Julie Mulica, Councilmember, City of Northglenn

 

David Morrison, Prairie Village, Kansas

Hattie Portis-Jones, Mayor Pro Tem, Fairburn, Georgia

 

David Sander, Council Member, Rancho Cordova, California

 

Mickey Sandifer, City Councilmember, Shawnee, Kansas

 
Karl Skala, Councilmember, Columbia, Missouri  

George Thomas, Councilman, Meridian, Mississippi

 

Jeff Weisensel, Council Member, Rosemount, Minnesota

 

Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City, Georgia