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January 16, 2008: Commissioner Roy Gold recognized by NLC Leadership

Commissioner Roy Gold will be recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the Silver lever in its Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program. Sponsored by the NLC Leadership Training Institute, the award will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Annual Congressional City Conference in March.

The Silver Certificate level is achieved by local city officials when they earn 36 credits in all five of the core competency areas of municipal leadership. Gold is one of less than two hundred and thirty NLC members to reach the Silver level in the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program.

NLC’s Leadership Training Council established the leadership program in 1999. The primary purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members. Each of the training seminars addressed one or more of the core governance, effective communications and media relations, skills in developing and promoting partnerships, and promoting and managing change, these are referred to in the LTI curriculum as “Cornerstone,” “Competent Practitioner,” “Communicator,” “Collaborator” and “Catalyst.”

NLC is committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of our nations’ local elected officials. As part of the NLC mission to create stronger communities, the Leadership Training Institute provides local city officials with professional development opportunities to assist them in promoting positive change and innovation within their local communities. At the same time, seminars are designed to explore the nature and practice of local government leadership.

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 the resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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