Historic Preservation Sets Theme for NBC-LEO Conference

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NLC's National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) will be convening its An Annual Summer Conference and Board of Directors Meeting in Charleston, S.C., June 25 - 28, 1998.

NBC-LEO President Paul Richards, councilmember, Lynwood, Calif. is urging participation and underscoring the importance of preservation. "Our members," he said "and colleagues must take this important time to explore programs that the city of Charleston will showcase as potential models for our own cities to adapt."

This year's theme, "Capturing African American Roots: A Historical Heritage, Models for Cities," is designed to help conference attendees learn about the leadership roles that city officials play in developing historical preservation projects for their cities. This kind of program development has proven to be very instrumental in helping cities develop a strong tourism base in their states.

E. W. Cromartie, II, Councilmember Columbia, South Carolina, is this year's NBC-man. Kwadjo Campbell, Councilmember, Charleston, South Carolina, is the Conference Host. Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley and members of the Charleston. City Council will play key roles in ensuring that conference participants enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the City of Charleston at this year's meeting.

The conference is being cosponsored by the National League of Cities, the Municipal Association of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Delegation of African American Elected Officials.

The conference will feature plenary sessions and workshops with South Carolina state and municipal officials and civic leaders. …