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
(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
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