Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NBC-LEO Honors 2 Pioneers in Congress

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NBC-LEO Honors 2 Pioneers in Congress

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Terry Riley, councilmember, Kansas City, Mo., and president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), presented Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), who is serving as the Majority Whip of the 110th Congress, and Lorraine Miller, clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the NBC-LEO National Leadership Award during the Congressional City Conference.

"We are honored today to have in our presence, true pioneers and great leaders from our nation's Congress," said Riley.

Clyburn represents the sixth district of South Carolina and is the first South Carolinian to become majority whip, and the second African-American to hold the position. Miller is the first African-American to be appointed to the position of House clerk and has nearly two decades of experience working for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Clyburn thanked NBC-LEO for the honor and pledged to work closely with the group to address their priorities in Congress.

"I am grateful for this honor and look forward to great collaboration between my office and NBC-LEO," he said.

Miller acknowledged she is no stranger to NBC-LEO and in the past has been greatly involved in their activities. "When I received the news that NBC-LEO wanted to present me with an award, I was extremely appreciative because I know the great work you do on behalf of America's cities."

President Riley also presented B. Smith, restarauntuer and entrepreneur, with a leadership award. …

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