Houston Council Member Larry V. Green was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors by NLC’s membership at the group’s annual business meeting this month at the 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh. Council Member Green was elected to a two-year term and will play an important role as a leader of the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to participate on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities,” states Council Member Green. “This upcoming year, the NLC membership will focus on infrastructure expansion, transit options for cities and economic development.”
In his role on the Board, Council Member Green will meet throughout the year to guide NLC’s strategic direction and set the organization’s advocacy priorities and operational goals. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee, and are confirmed by a vote by NLC’s membership.
“The National League of Cities board of directors serves a critical role in guiding our organization’s priorities and policies,” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I want to thank the members elected to the board for their service to our organization, and look forward to working with them during an important year for the nation’s cities.”
Around 3,000 local leaders and staff convened in Pittsburgh from Nov. 16-19 for the annual 2016 City Summit (formerly known as the Congress of Cities) to network, discuss city priorities and learn best practices. Mayors, council members and city staff participated in informative workshops, took mobile tours and attended education sessions at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
Council Member Green was inaugurated on Houston City Council in January 2012 and serves on a variety of Houston’s City Council Committees such as the Budget and Fiscal Affair, Quality of Life, Housing and Community Affairs, Ethics, Elections, & Council Governance, and Economic Development Committees. He also chairs the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee.
Green earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston, as well as a law degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, is of counsel with the Kansas City-based Hardwick Law Firm and is an Adjunct Professor at the Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.
About National League of Cities:
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. The National League of Cities members are municipalities from across the country. A city or town joins NLC and the elected officials and staff participate in NLC’s programs, activities and governance. State municipal leagues are also active members of NLC, guiding the organization’s priorities and serving as an important link to cities in their state. And, NLC offers membership opportunities for members of the private and non-profit sector. www.nlc.org