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SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 13, 2018) — Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2018 City Summit in Los Angeles. Viagran was elected to a two-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders and municipal staff, and advocates for city priorities in Washington, D.C. by building strong local-federal partnerships.
“I am proud to serve as a member of the National League of Cities Board of Directors and look forward to working together with my board colleagues for all cities and all people,” said Viagran. “This appointment is an opportunity to add a voice for the Southside and City of San Antonio to the national conversation.”
As a member of the board she will meet in March, June and November to help guide NLC’s strategic direction. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are confirmed by a vote from NLC’s membership at the organization’s annual business meeting.
“The National League of Cities board of directors serves a critical role in guiding our organization’s priorities and policies,” said National League of Cities (NLC) President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana. “NLC’s board of directors is made up of a group of amazing leaders, and I look forward to working with them during an important time for the nation’s cities.”
The City of San Antonio will proudly host the 2019 National League of Cities Summit next November at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. As summit host the City will showcase innovative and successful programs to approximately 4,000 attendees representing cities across the country.