Milwaukee Ald. Lewis: Elected to NLC Black Caucus post

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

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 Alderwoman Lewis elected to NLC National Black Caucus post

            Alderwoman Chantia Lewis has been elected to serve as a Region 7 member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) for the National League of Cities.

            Alderwoman Lewis was elected to the post last week by more than 70 mayors and council members during the National League of Cities’ City Summit in Los Angeles. The annual NLC conference brings city leaders together to share resources, network and discuss the challenges and issues facing U.S. cities.

            “I am truly humbled and honored by this appointment, and I am looking forward to bringing my insights and ideas to the initiatives and activities of NBC-LEO,” Alderwoman Lewis said.

            In addition, Alderwoman Lewis was appointed to serve on the policy committee for Region 7 of NBC-LEO. The Region 7 of NBC-LEO includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

            NBC-LEO was created in 1970 to represent the interests of African American elected officials. NBC-LEO’s objectives include increasing African American participation on NLC’s steering and policy committees to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African American concerns and benefit their communities.

            The organization also works independently with its members to inform them on issues affecting the African American community and helps to devise ways to achieve their community objectives through legislation and direct action. NBC-LEO conducts its annual meetings in conjunction with NLC’s Congress of Cities and Congressional City Conference, held each March in Washington, D.C.

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