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San Antonio District 4 Councilwoman Elected to National League of Cities Board of Directors

In a significant development, District 4 Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia has been elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors. The election took place during NLC’s 2023 City Summit in Atlanta, GA, where members of the organization voted in favor of Dr. Garcia for a one-year term.

The National League of Cities is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders, and municipal staff. Dr. Garcia's role on the Board of Directors involves providing strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance, and membership activities, with a focus on building strong federal-local partnerships.

Expressing her gratitude, Dr. Garcia, who hails from San Antonio, emphasized the privilege of representing the dynamic city during a time of transformative change and significant investments in people and communities. In her capacity as the Chair of the Human Development Committee, she highlighted the importance of initiatives such as Ready to Work, the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan, and the historic Housing Bond in addressing inequities and generational poverty.

As a board member, Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia will actively participate in meetings scheduled for March, June, and November, where she will contribute to guiding NLC’s strategic direction. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee comprised of elected officials from across the U.S., and their confirmation is through a vote from NLC’s membership at the organization’s annual business meeting.

NLC President David Sander, mayor-elect of Rancho Cordova, CA, underscored the essential role played by the Board of Directors in shaping the organization’s priorities and programming. He looks forward to collaborating closely with Dr. Garcia and the rest of the board to elevate the voices and priorities of cities, towns, and villages across America in the coming year.

The announcement came as part of the City Summit in Atlanta, where over 3,000 mayors, councilmembers, and delegates from nearly every state and the District of Columbia convened. Local leaders discussed pressing challenges and shared innovative solutions to propel cities, towns, and villages forward.

For more information on NLC’s leadership, visit their website.

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