Bruce Duke, City Council Member of Kettering, Ohio, was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2020 Virtual City Summit. Duke was elected to a two-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders and municipal staff, and advocates for city priorities in Washington by building strong federal-local partnerships. Bruce Duke has been a Kettering City Council Member for more than 30 years and has served on various committees for the NLC.
“My election to the NLC Board of Directors at this time is both an honor and a significant responsibility. The issues facing our nation’s cities and towns because of COVID-19 will require creative solutions that impact every citizen. The opportunity to address these concerns will benefit not only Kettering and surrounding municipalities, but cities across the country. I look forward to the challenge.”
As a member of the board, Duke will meet in March, June and November to guide NLC’s strategic direction. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are confirmed by a vote from NLC’s membership at the organization’s annual business meeting.
“The National League of Cities board of directors serves a critical role in guiding our organization’s priorities and policies,” said National League of Cities (NLC) President Kathy Maness, council member of Lexington, South Carolina. “NLC’s board of directors is made up of a group of amazing leaders, and I look forward to working with them during an important time for the nation’s cities.”
More than 1,000 mayors, council members and other delegates from nearly every state and the District of Columbia convened virtually for City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontline of the nation’s most pressing challenges and pioneering innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.