Washington, DC – Coral Springs, Fla., Mayor Scott J. Brook has been appointed to chair the Leadership Training Council of the National League of Cities (NLC) for 2008.
“I am honored and committed to sharing our City’s Baldridge success with elected officials throughout the country in 2008 in order to help other cities in the NLC achieve greater heights,” Mayor Brook said.
Mayor Brook’s appointment was announced today by NLC President Cynthia McCollum, council member, Madison, Ala. The Leadership Training Council provides guidance and direction to NLC’s Leadership Training Institute, which offers seminars to local elected officials presented by prominent experts on a range of issues affecting municipal governments.
“The year ahead will be critical for the future of this country – and for our cities and towns,” said McCollum. “During the election debate, we must work to ensure that the needs of our hometowns are part of the conversation. Issues such as transportation, sustainability, housing and workforce development along with reliable sources of funding for municipalities are critical to building a stronger America and must be addressed. I will look to Scott’s leadership on this important council to help develop programs that will define our expectations and sharpen our message on behalf of cities and towns.”
Working with Brook as committee vice chairs are Warrensville Heights, Ohio, councilwoman Deborah A. Hill and Chicago, Ill., Alderman Eugene Schulter.
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.