NBC-LEONational Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
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The NBC-LEO 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.
The judges from NBC-LEO are Past President Audwin Samuel, councilmember, Beaumont, Texas; NBC-LEO Secretary Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan.
NBC-LEO 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.
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.
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.
After the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast, NBC-LEO Diversity Award Chairwoman Delgado said, "It has been heartening, even exhilarating, to witness the programs that America's cities and towns are offering to enrich the lives of their citizens.
She asked members of NBC-LEO to take their presence as a sign that the CBC is committed to working with NBC-LEO.
The fellows begin the program with an orientation that occurs at their first NBC-LEO summer conference, to be followed by a program wrap-up and debriefing at the following year's summer conference.
NBC-LEO, founder of the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast, held on Monday, March 14, will present its annual City Cultural Diversity Awards to honor NLC cities that are showcasing diverse programs in their hometowns.