Mark Freeman, District 1 Councilmember of Mesa, AZ, was elected to theNational League of Cities(NLC) Board of Directors by NLC's membership at the organization's2023 City Summit in Atlanta, GA.Freeman was elected to a 1-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 by building strong federal-local partnerships.
"As a councilmember in Mesa, being part of the National League of Cities' board of directors is crucial not just for personal growth but also for the benefit of our community. This platform offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate, share insights, and advocate for policies directly impacting Mesa's residents, ensuring their voices will be heard nationally." Said Councilmember Freeman. "It's an honor to represent our City and contribute to shaping initiatives that foster positive change and progress for all municipalities nationwide."
As a board member, Councilmember Freeman will meet in March, June and November to 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 plays an essential role in guiding our organization's priorities and programming," saidNational League of Cities(NLC) President David Sander, mayor-elect of Rancho Cordova, CA."I look forward to working closely together with this remarkable group of leaders to elevate the voices and priorities of cities, towns, and villages across America over this next very important year."
More than 3,000 mayors, councilmembers, and delegates from nearly every state and the District of Columbia convened in Atlanta for the City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontlines of the nation's most pressing challenges and are working hard to pioneer innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.