The National League of Cities (NLC) announced this past weekend during its 2017 City Summit in Charlotte, NC that Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will serve as the organization’s First Vice President.
The NLC is the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for cities and their leaders. Freeman-Wilson was inducted as First Vice President for 2018 along with other officers, President Mark Stodola (Mayor, Little Rock, AR); 2nd Vice President Joe Buscaino (Council Member, Los Angeles, CA); and Immediate Past President Matt Zone (Council Member, Cleveland, OH). They will each serve a one-year term.
“I’m excited to accept the First Vice Presidency of the National League of Cities,” remarked Freeman-Wilson, adding, “I fully intend to support Mayor Stodola’s agenda of developing competitive workforces in our cities, and making public safety a priority.”
Freeman-Wilson completed degrees at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. She is a former judge, and former Indiana Attorney General. Freeman-Wilson assumed office as mayor in January 2012. She is the 19th mayor of Gary and the first female mayor .