Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson brings National Black Caucus Event to Columbus
The 2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference is July 20-23
[COLUMBUS, OH] National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) 2016 Summer Conference will descend on the Discovery District, July 20-23, 2016, to share and explore ideas that have helped America’s Opportunity City thrive during tough economic times.
The theme, "All Roads Lead to Columbus: Exploring Opportunities in America's Cities," is magnified as the City of Columbus has secured the Smart Cities grant from the United States Department of Transportation.
“I am proud to have the opportunity to showcase our great city, the work that Council has done to propel us forward and the initiatives and partnership we facilitated that make us one of the best places to live, work and raise a family,” said Council President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson.
Tyson’s efforts have brought another national event to the capital city which is expected to generate tens of thousands of dollars in revenue to local businesses.
One of the highlights of the conference will occur on Thursday, July 21, and explores topics such as effective justice reform, restorative justice through specialty dockets, My Brother’s Keeper after Obama and more.
“With the recent unrest in the African-American community, it is important that we take this opportunity to address the issues,” Tyson continued.
This year's conference focuses on governance skills, community program development, best practices and finding solutions to challenging problems.
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street will host the conference.
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) was created in 1970 to represent the interests of African-American elected officials. NBC-LEO's objectives include increasing African American participation on National League of Cities’ steering and policy committees to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African American concerns and benefit their communities.