Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Ellis Announces 2012 Committee Leadership and Member Application and Appointment Process

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Ellis Announces 2012 Committee Leadership and Member Application and Appointment Process

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NLC First Vice President Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton, Ind., announced his plans last week for the appointment process for the 2012 committee, council and panel chairs, vice chairs and members.

Ellis said he will make the leadership appointments--chairs and vice chairs--in October in order to have his leadership team mobilized at the conclusion of the 2011 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, Nov. 9-12.

Appointments to serve as members on the committees, councils and panels will be completed in December 2011.

In his role as incoming NLC President, Mayor Ellis will appoint chairs, vice chairs and members to the standing committees for one-year terms. This includes the policy and advocacy steering committees; the CityFutures panels; the Council on Youth, Education and Families; the International Council; the Leadership Training Council; the Large Cities Council; the First Tier Suburbs Council; the Small Cities Council; and the University Communities Council.

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Individuals must be from NLC member cities to hold a leadership position and serve on NLC standing committees.

"2012 will be another very challenging year for cities and towns across the country. I look forward to working closely with the chairs and vice chairs, along with the leaders of the five constituency groups, to accomplish NLC's priorities and strengthen the collective voice of local governments," said Ellis.

Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

Applications and biographical statements for committee chairs and vice chairs for all standing committees are due at NLC headquarters by September 23.

In making leadership appointments for 2012, Ellis said he will factor in commitment to NLC, knowledge of committee issues and a willingness to give both the time and energy necessary to lead the standing groups. Ellis affirmed his commitment to NLC's long-standing tradition of appointing a leadership team that reflects the diversity of the NLC membership to the maximum possible extent. …

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