December 3, 2016
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Black Caucus Of Elected Officials Elects New Board

WASHINGTON  –National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO) Foundation elected their 2011 Board of Directors during their annual membership meeting last week at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Denver, Colo.

The Foundation’s Officers and Board of Directors includes: 

Officers:
• President/Chair: Audwin Samuel, Councilmember, Beaumont, Texas
• Vice President/Vice Chair: Michael Johnson, Councilmember, Phoenix, Ariz.
• Secretary: Mary Gordon, NBC-LEO Director, National League of Cities
• Treasurer: Carlsen Griffith, Director, Financial Management, National League of Cities
• Immediate Past President: Daisy W. Lynum, Commissioner, Orlando, Fla.

At-Large Board of Directors:
• Clarence E. Anthony, President, Anthony Government Solutions
• Vernice Atkins-Bradley, President/CEO Votum Construction 
• Traci Otey Blunt, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, The RLJ Companies
• Alonzo Byrd, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
• Patrick Cannon, Mayor Pro Tem, Charlotte, NC 
• Deborah Delgado, Councilmember, Hattiesburg, Miss.
• Edmund DeVeaux, Vice President, External Affairs, United Water, Harrington Park
• Regina Hargraves, PHR, Manager, Corporate Initiatives, ICMA-RC
• Preston V. Lee, Jr., Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Housing Outreach, Freddie Mac
• Lewis McKinney, Jr., St. Louis, Missouri 
• Steve Roberts, President, Roberts Broadcasting, Inc. 
• Joseph Vaughan, Vice President, Government Affairs, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

The NBC-LEO Foundation supports and conducts non-partisan research, technical assistance, training and educational and informational activities and programs to advance African American political participation at the local level. The Foundation also promotes municipal employment of African Americans and develops positive perceptions about government by African American citizens. 

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, , RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, culture



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