(St. Paul, Minn.—Nov. 17, 2009) Councilmembers Sandra Colvin Roy of Minneapolis and Greg Lemke of Moorhead have been elected as new members of the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors for 2009-2011. Board elections were held at NLC’s Congress of Cities in San Antonio on Nov. 14.
The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), a membership organization representing more than 830 cities in the state (including Minneapolis and Moorhead), endorsed the Board candidacies of both Colvin Roy and Lemke.
Colvin Roy was recently elected to her fourth term on the Minneapolis City Council. Last year she served as chair of NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee and she also served on the LMC Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005.
In addition to his duties as a councilmember in Moorhead, Lemke has served more than two decades on the Fargo, N.D. police force, where he currently works as a patrol lieutenant.
The NLC 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 U.S. cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information about NLC, visit www.nlc.org.