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Mayor Elected to National League of Cities Board

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors


December 11, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors


Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio. Mayor Woodards was elected to a 2-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 federal-local partnerships.


“I am honored to take a leadership role on this hardworking national board, as NLC is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people in more than 2,000 communities,” said Mayor Woodards. “I am looking forward to the insights I will gain working alongside other experienced and energized city leaders.”


As a member of the board, Mayor Woodards will participate in board meetings 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.


“Our Board of Directors helps guide the National League of Cities’ priorities and policies,” said NLC President Joe Buscaino, Council Member from Los Angeles. “It is made up of an amazing group of local leaders, and I am excited to work with them to lead with urgency in addressing homelessness, building innovation-driven economies and strengthening local-federal partnerships.”


More than 4,000 mayors, council members and other delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia convened in San Antonio for City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontline of the nation’s most pressing challenges and pioneering innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.