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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson inducted as 2018 First Vice President of National League Of Cities

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 .


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