Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Local Elected Officials Recognized at Leadership Luncheon

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Local Elected Officials Recognized at Leadership Luncheon

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NLC members enrolled in the Leadership Training Institute's Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program were recognized and honored at the Leadership Luncheon on December 10, 2003, at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The LTI and the Leadership Training Council (LTC) recognized the 78 recipients during the luncheon presentation. The Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program "Fall Class of 2003" consists of 46 Bronze Certificate recipients, 20 Silver Certificate recipients, nine Gold Certificate recipients and the first three Platinum Certificate recipients.

The luncheon also served as the location for the presentation of the first Leadership Training Institute's Rising Leader award. This award has been established as a means to recognize and acknowledge NLC's second vice president in his or her role as a "rising leader." As they climb to the peak of their role as NLC president, the leadership path they will follow will inspire and challenge them to be a role model for Local Elected Officials and NLC members.

This year's recipient was Anthony A. Williams, the 2003 Second Vice President of the National League of Cities and mayor of Washington, D.C. He was elected second vice president of NLC by the organization's membership in December 2002. Mayor Williams was elected First Vice President of NLC during the annual business meeting held on Saturday, December 13, at the Congress of Cities in Nashville.

His role in NLC as well as his role in serving as mayor for the District of Columbia is a prime example of a rising leader. Beginning during his role as president pro-tempore of the New Haven, Conn., Board of Alderman, to his role as CFO for the Department of Agriculture, to mayor of the District, Mayor Williams has committed to the citizens he serves, to build a city government that works for everyone. …

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