John Goodhouse, City Council President from Tigard, OR was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio. Goodhouse was elected to a 2-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.
Goodhouse said, “I’m honored to have been elected to the NLC Board of Directors, to be a voice for the City of Tigard and the State of Oregon at the national level.”
As a member of the board, Goodhouse 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.
“Our Board of Directors helps guide the National League of Cities’ priorities and policies,” said NLC President Joe Buscaino, Councilmember from Los Angeles. “It is made up of an amazing group of local leaders and I am excited to work with them to lead with urgency in addressing homelessness, building innovation-driven economies and strengthening local-federal partnerships.”
More than 4,000 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia convened in San Antonio for City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontline of the nation’s most pressing challenges and pioneering innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.