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Tyson Named to Leadership Positions with National League of Cities

For Immediate Release 
December 13, 2013 

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Tyson Named to Leadership Positions with National League of Cities

(COLUMBUS)–Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Finance, Health & Human Services, and Workforce Development Committees, was appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) board of directors during the November national meeting of the organization in Seattle.

“I am honored to serve in a leadership position with an important organization that works to improve the lives of Americans across the nation,” said Tyson.  “This is a unique opportunity to learn about ways to improve Columbus neighborhoods, and I look forward to sharing the many success stories we have in our community with NLC members.”

The NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. The NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages.

Tyson was also recently elected First Vice President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) during NBC-LEO’s annual Board Meeting at the NLC meeting.

NBC-LEO was created in 1970 to represent the interests of African American elected officials within the National League of Cities. NBC-LEO strives to increase African American participation on NLC steering and policy committees to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect the concerns and needs of the African American community. The group also works to inform its members on issues being discussed by national leaders, and to devise ways of achieving their community objectives through legislation and direct action.