In addition to NBC-LEO
, the annual Celebrate Diversity Breakfast is co-sponsored by four other National League of Cities' (NLC) constituency groups: the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO); the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO); the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO); and Women in Municipal Government (WIMG).
Board of Directors, along with its officers and at-large members, has 20 regional directors who are responsible for recruitment, fundraising, networking and information-sharing.
The City Cultural Diversity Awards, program was established by NBC-LEO
in 1995 to promote cultural diversity in community governance through citizen and community participation.
Our organization and the NLC Service Line Warranty Program are committed to maintaining our long-standing relationship with NBC-LEO
and look forward to continuing support of their efforts to benefit each member's respective community.
The judges from NBC-LEO
are Past President Audwin Samuel, councilmember, Beaumont, Texas; NBC-LEO
Secretary Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan.
President Michael Johnson, councilmember, Phoenix, said, "It is truly an honor to have the NBC-LEO
family in my hometown to recognize the achievements of these two individuals whom I admire for their dedication and service to our residents.
Judges, representing NLC constituency groups, included NBC-LEO
Past President Audwin Samuel, Councilmember, Beaumont, Texas; NBC-LEO
Secretary Lavonta Williams, Councilmember, Wichita, Kan.
In addition to these events, NBC-LEO
will convene the NBC-LEO
Historic Heritage and Economic Development Tour on Wednesday, November 9, from 12:30 p.
Both the graduating 2010-2011 class of NBC-LEO
Foundation Fellows--Ivy Taylor, councilmember, San Antonio, Texas, and David Howard, council member, Charlotte, N.
As part of their curriculum, the Fellows will receive registrations to NLC's 2011 Congress of Cities in Phoenix, 2012 Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC and the 2012 NBC-LEO
Annual Summer Conference.
The graduating fellows were each presented with a certificate of achievement and a customized NBC-LEO
Kente cloth by NBC-LEO
President Michael Johnson, councilmember, Phoenix, and conference host Audwin Samuel, chair of the NBC-LEO
Foundation and councilmember, Beaumont.
While the NBC-LEO
Board of Directors will meet on August 10, President Johnson will kick off the conference on August 11 with an opening plenary session welcoming conference attendees to Beaumont and hosting a lively panel discussion on the topic of African Americans and the Future.