Kettering (OH) City Council Member Bruce E. Duke was re-elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors by NLC’s membership at the 2022 City Summit in Kansas City, MO. Duke was elected to a one-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 34 years and has served on various committees for the NLC.
“Service on the Board of Directors offers me the opportunity and responsibility to impact national policies on issues that affect Kettering and the wellbeing of all citizens, said Duke. “I take this responsibility very seriously.”
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 NLC President and Mayor of Tacoma, WA, Victoria Woodards. “NLC’s board is made up of a group of incredible and diverse leaders, and I look forward to working closely together with them to advance priorities for cities, towns and villages across the country.”
More than 3,000 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from nearly every state and the District of Columbia convened in Kansas City for the City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontline of the nation’s most pressing challenges as they pioneer innovative solutions that move our cities, towns and villages forward.