Board position recognition for mayor and city
Mayor Ted Jennings of Brewton was elected to the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities at its annual Congress of Cities in Nashville, December 13.
The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States and serves as a resource and advocate for 18,000 cities, towns and villages of all sizes.
The Board has the lead role in shaping priorities and directing the activities of the National League of Cities. City leaders from around the country were elected to serve on the 40-member National League of Cities Board of Directors.
Delegates at the annual meeting called on Congress and the Administration to invest in America's hometowns in the areas of public safety, education, and transportation and to respect local authority over revenue and other matters. The conference included dozens of sessions examining ways that local government leaders are working on solutions to a variety of challenges ranging from improving education and upgrading water infrastructure to homeland security and public safety.
Mayor Jennings is an active member of the Alabama League of Municipalities and currently serves on the League's Executive Committee. He served as League President from 1998-1999.