Norfolk City Councilwoman Elected to National League of Cities Leadership for National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves elected as Second Vice President of NBC-LEO
NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk City Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves was elected to leadership in the National League of Cities (NLC) National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO). Councilwoman Graves currently represents Norfolk’s Superward 7. She was elected as Second Vice President of NBC-LEO after serving one year as an At-Large member of the Board of Directors. NBC-LEO serves as one of the oldest and largest constituency groups for black elected officials within NLC. Councilwoman Graves was elected during the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio.
Councilwoman Graves shares, “NBC-LEO is the largest constituency group within NLC. As Second Vice President I will have the opportunity to advocate for issues that are important to the citizens of Norfolk at a federal level and gain valuable knowledge to improve the quality of life of citizens at the local level.”
NBC-LEO provides a space for elected officials to connect and advocate for policies that benefit their community. Members benefit from education, learning and networking as well. NBC-LEO also guides and influences NLC’s advocacy platforms at the federal level as they relate to issues affecting the African American community.
The leadership of this year’s committee include:
- NBC-LEO President: Councilmember Carlie Jones, Forest Hill, TX
- NBC-LEO President-elect: Councilmember Russell Neal, Akron, OH
- NBC-LEO First Vice President: Councilmember Sharon Hurt, Nashville, TN
- NBC-LEO Second Vice President: Councilmember Angelia Williams Graves, Norfolk, VA
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org