LACEY MAYOR ANDY RYDER RE-ELECTED TO NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LACEY, WA, December 17, 2019: Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder was re-elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio. Ryder was elected to a 2-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance, and membership activities.
“I’m honored to have been re-elected to serve on the 2020 NLC Board of Directors,” stated Ryder. “The National League of Cities is a leading proponent in the support of issues of importance to communities across our country and I look forward to providing a Pacific Northwest perspective in the coming years.”
As a member of the board, Ryder will meet in March, June, and November to guide NLC’s strategic direction. A 15-member nominating committee selected the board members and NLC’s membership confirmed the selection by a vote at the organization’s annual business meeting.
“Our Board of Directors helps guide the National League of Cities’ priorities and policies,” said NLC President Joe Buscaino, Councilmember from Los Angeles. “It is made up of an amazing group of local leaders and I am excited to work with them to lead with urgency in addressing homelessness, building innovation-driven economies, and strengthening local-federal partnerships.”
More than 4,000 mayors, councilmembers, and other delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia convened in San Antonio for City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontline of the nation’s most pressing challenges and pioneering innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.
The NLC is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. It is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit www.nlc.org.