League of Cities Gathers in Los Angeles
By Debra DeHaney-Howard
76th National League of Cities Annual Congress of Cities in Los Angeles,
from December 1 to 4, drew thousands of mayors, council members and other
officials from across the nation for workshops, seminars, and plenary
sessions devoted to municipal governance.
this year's theme, "Discover the Future; People, Places",
delegates heard from a wide range of speakers and moderators, including
USCM President Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb, Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk,
Kweisi Mfume, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and David Gergen, editor-at-large at
U.S News & World Report, and recording artist Roberta Flack.
the Annual Business Meeting, NLC members elected Wichita Mayor Bob Knight
as President of the National League of Cities, succeeding South Bay Mayor
Clarence Anthony, Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer as First Vice President, and
Minnetonka (MN) Mayor Karen Anderson as Second Vice President.
following mayors will serve on the 1999 - 2000 Board of Directors:
(CA) Robert Barltett