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McNeil elected to serve on National Board of Directors for National Black Caucus

District 2 San Antonio City Councilwoman Sheila McNeil will undertake a new responsibility in 2009, joining the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Board of Directors, a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC).

NBC–LEO is an NLC was founded in 1970. Its mission is to provide African American municipal officials and their colleagues with forums to share ideas; discussion groups to develop strategies for improving municipal governance; debates on policy issues; and programs that contribute to the success of America’s cities and towns. NBC–LEO has maintained partnerships with the Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Leadership Forum as well as several other national leading African American organizations. Its leaders have held meetings with and honored notable leaders such as President Barack Obama during his Senate term and House Majority Whip John Clayburn.

The NBC-LEO is an extended component of the National League of Cities, the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and
promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for more than 1,600 member cities and the 49 state municipal leagues, representing 19,000 cities and towns and more than 218 million Americans. The NLC provides a powerful network of information sharing and for speaking on behalf of America’s cities in Washington D.C. and all state capitals.

“Serving in this capacity will allow for additional exposure and great opportunities for the City of San Antonio. The benefits of serving on organization are many and I am excited to get to work to advance the city’s agenda and goals.” said Councilwoman Sheila McNeil.