Council Member Dan Besse was elected to the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities during its annual meeting in Phoenix in November.
The NLC board comprises the president, first vice president, second vice president and 40 members. Twenty board members are elected each year to serve two-year terms. Besse previously served as the chair of the NLC’s Large Cities Council, which comprises representatives of cities with populations of 200,000 or more, or the largest city in a state.
Also at the meeting, Council Member Derwin L. Montgomery was appointed the Region 18 director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. The caucus represents the interests of African-American elected officials within the NLC.
The National League of Cities serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.