Local leaders will work with campaigns to uplift local government priorities.
WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC), the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to helping local leaders build better communities, launched a 2024 Presidential Election Task Force at its annual City Summit Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The nonpartisan task force will advocate on behalf of cities, towns and villages to the presidential candidates and their teams throughout the election, the 2025 inauguration and the early months of the next administration. Members were invited to join the task force because of their commitment to advocating for local governments at the federal level and to ensure representation from a wide range of viewpoints, locations and community sizes.
“We’re here as a nonpartisan group to ensure that whoever takes the oath of office in January 2025 understands city leaders are already hard at work tackling hard issues,” said task force co-chair Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. “Cities, towns and villages need the federal government to be our partner.”
“I hear from my fellow city leaders all the time about the challenges their communities face – from tackling the opioid crisis, to rebuilding infrastructure, to keeping residents safe,” said task force co-chair Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge, LA. “Through this task force, we’re making our voices heard and building relationships with the next administration to ensure local governments have a seat at the table when the time comes to find solutions at the federal level.”
The 2024 Presidental Election Task Force has three key goals:
- Ensure local government has a seat at the federal decision-making table;
- Promote good governance and direct support to localities; and
- Celebrate civil discourse and strong engagement in the democratic process.
- Mayor-Elect David Sander, Rancho Cordova, CA
- President, National League of Cities
- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA
- First Vice President, National League of Cities
- Mayor Ashleigh Aitken, Anaheim, CA
- Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities
- Mayor Toby Barker, Hattiesburg, MS
- Tom Belshe, Executive Director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns
- Vice Mayor Jolien Caraballo, Port St. Lucie, FL
- Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum, Houston, TX
- Larry Hanson, Executive Director, Georgia Municipal Association
- Councilmember Debbie Kring, Mission, KS
- Mayor Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio, TX
- Mayor Freddie O’Connell, Nashville, TN
- Mayor Matt Pacifico, Altoona, PA
- Mayor Aftab Pureval, Cincinnati, OH
- Commissioner Christopher Shaw, Dayton, OH
- Mayor Vince Williams, Union City, GA
- Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma, WA
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. Stay connected with NLC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.