PITTSBURGH – Karen Y. Johnson, Councilwoman, of Nashville, Tennessee,
was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors
by NLC’s membership at the group’s annual business meeting this month at
the 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh. Johnson was elected to a TWO-year
term and will play an important role as a leader of the nation’s largest
and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city
“I look forward to serving on NLC’s Board of Directors and helping to
represent our city and other local elected officials in advocating for
protection of local authority and addressing city legislative priorities
important to NLC members,” Johnson said.
In her role on the Board, Johnson will meet throughout the year to
guide NLC’s strategic direction and set the organization’s advocacy
priorities and operational goals. Board members are selected by a
15-member nominating committee, and are confirmed by a vote by NLC’s
“The National League of Cities board of directors serves a critical
role in guiding our organization’s priorities and policies,” said
Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League
of Cities (NLC). “I want to thank the members elected to the board for
their service to our organization, and look forward to working with them
during an important year for the nation’s cities.”
Around 3,000 local leaders and staff convened in Pittsburgh from Nov.
16-19 for the annual 2016 City Summit (formerly known as the Congress
of Cities) to network, discuss city priorities and learn best practices.
members and city staff participated in informative workshops, took
mobile tours and attended education sessions at the David L. Lawrence
Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city
leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for
19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million