NLC president to leave office two weeks early
Washington-based National League of Cities (NLC) President Cynthia McCollum will step down from her position two weeks early as a result of not being reelected as a Madison, Ala., City Council member. NLC bylaws require officers and board members to hold an elected office.
McCollum will continue in her duties as president until early November, when NLC First Vice President and Northglenn, Colo., Mayor Kathleen Novak will assume the role of president and is expected to be elected to the position at NLC’s annual business meeting during the Congress of Cities and Exposition Nov. 11-15 in Orlando, Fla. “Cynthia is a wonderful friend, colleague, leader and public servant,” Novak said in a statement. “I know that her constituents will miss her as much as NLC will, but I have no doubt that Cynthia will turn quickly to tackling new challenges and will be equally as successful in whatever new arena she chooses.”
For more information and NLC Executive Director Donald Borut’s statement on McCollum’s departure, go to www.nlc.org.