Leadership

Leadership
Leadership

 NLC is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of four officers (president, first vice president, second vice president, and immediate past president), all past presidents still in local government service, eight state league directors, seven advocacy committee chairs, and forty at-large members. The president, first vice president, and second vice president are elected to one-year terms during the annual business meeting, and twenty local elected officials are elected to serve two-year terms as at-large members of the board. An elected official must currently hold elected office in an NLC-member city to serve in a leadership position.

President

Matt Zone
Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio

First Vice President

Mark Stodola
Mayor, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Second Vice President

Karen Freeman-Wilson
Mayor, Gary, Indiana


Immediate Past President

Melodee Colbert-Kean
Councilmember, Joplin, Missouri
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CEO/Executive Director

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Clarence E. Anthony
Former mayor of South Bay, Florida, and former NLC president

Past Presidents

Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Indiana
James Mitchell, Councilmember, Charlotte, North Carolina
Brian J. O'Neill, Councilmember, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Members

Matthew Appelbaum, Councilmember, Boulder, Colorado
Ricki Barlow, Councilmember, Las Vegas, Nevada
Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, Los Angeles, California
JoAnne Bush, Mayor, Lake Village, Arkansas
Wally Campbell, Vice Mayor for the City of Goodyear, Arizona
Cora Cole-McFadden, Mayor Pro Tempore, Durham, North Carolina
R. Blake Crosby, North Dakota League of Cities
Jerry Deschane, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Dennis (Denny) Doyle, Mayor, Beaverton, Oregon
Greg Evans, City Councilor, Eugene, Oregon
Chris Glover, Councilmember, Mesa, Arizona
Jasmine Gore, Vice Mayor, Hopewell, Virginia
Larry Green, Councilmember, Houston Texas
Donald Groesser, Mayor, Ralston, Nebraska
Kris Gulick, Councilmember, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wes Henderson, Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities
Elizabeth Hurst, Councilmember, Fairburn, Georgia
Karen Johnson, Councilmember, Nashville, Tennessee
Van Johnson, Mayor Pro Tempore, Savannah, Georgia
Jungus Jordan, Councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas
Patricia Lockwood, Mayor Pro Tempore, Fenton, Michigan
David Luna, Councilmember, Mesa, Arizona
Kathy Maness, Town Council, Lexington, South Carolina
Thomas McCarthy, City Council President, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Doris McConnell, Councilmember, Shoreline, Washington
Gene McGee, Mayor, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Jeff Moore, Councilmember, Longmont, Colorado
Joel Navarro, Councilmember, Tempe, Arizona
Lou Ogden, Mayor, Tualatin, Oregon
Frank Ortis, Mayor, Pembroke Pines, Florida, 
Salvatore Panto, Jr. Mayor, Easton, Pennsylvania
William Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bill Peloza, Councilmember, Auburn, Washington
Joel Price, Mayor, Thousand Oaks, California
Jermaine Reed, Councilmember, Kansas City, Missouri
Tito Rodriguez, Councilmember, North Richland Hills, Texas
Andy Ryder, Mayor, Lacey, Washington
David Sander, Mayor, Rancho Cordova, California
Erik Sartorius, League of Kansas Municipalities
Gerri Schroder, Councilmember, Henderson, Nevada
Judy Silva, New Hampshire Municipal Association
Ken Smith, Alabama League of Municipalities
Matthew Surrency, Mayor, Hawthorne, Florida
Craig Thurmond, Mayor, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Priscilla Tyson, President Pro Tempore, Columbus, Ohio
Shari Veazey, Mississippi Municipal League
Deverick Williams, Council President, Gadsden, Alabama
Lavonta Williams, Councilmember, Wichita, Kansas
Vince Williams, Mayor, Union City, Georgia
Kim Winn, Virginia Municipal League
Patrick Wojahn, Mayor, College Park, Maryland
PC Wu Councilmember, Pensacola, Florida
Gil Ziffer, City Commissioner, Tallahassee, Florida