The City Cultural Diversity Awards, sponsored by NBC-LEO
, recognize city programs that encourage citizen involvement and enhance and show an appreciation of cultural diversity.
This year, the City Cultural Diversity Awards Program Committee will be chaired by NBC-LEO
President-Elect Ulysses Addison, councilmember, Baton Rouge, La.
also honored two local heroes from Phoenix at the Congress of Cities this year for their outstanding community service: Rev.
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.m.
"This year's meeting offered us many exciting opportunities to refocus our efforts on leadership development for elected officials within NBC-LEO
's membership network and to participate in a number of productive sessions that will help us develop and incorporate new ideas and models into our own cities' strategic plans," said President Johnson.
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.
"This year's meeting will offer us many exciting opportunities to refocus our efforts on leadership development for elected officials within, NBC-LEO
's membership network," said President Johnson.
The awards were presented at the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast, which is cosponsored by all of NLC's constituency groups: the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO); the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO); the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO); the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO
); and Women in Municipal Government (WIMG).
She asked members of NBC-LEO
to take their presence as a sign that the CBC is committed to working with NBC-LEO
Through the program, the fellows attend and receive registrations for NLC's March Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., NLC's November Congress of Cities and two NBC-LEO
Annual Summer Conferences in August.
Under the leadership of President Michael Johnson, councilmember, Phoenix, NBC-LEO
will be connecting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday, March 15, for a members-only legislative briefing to discuss NLC, NBCLEO and CBC priorities.