WASHINGTON, D.C. — Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy recently was appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families.
The YEF Council works to assist municipal leaders in identifying and developing effective strategies for strengthening families and improving outcomes for the children and youth in their communities.
The council also guides the work of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families.
The 2011 chairman of the YEF Council is Garret Nancolas, mayor of Caldwell, Idaho.
Working as this year’s vice chairs are council member Renee Cariveau of Spartanburg, S.C., and council member-at-large Ronnie Steine of Nashville, Tenn.
NLC launched the Institute for Youth, Education and Families in January 2000 after recognizing the unique and influential roles that mayors, city council members and other local leaders can play in taking action on behalf of the children and families in their communities.
The National League of Cities 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 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, go to www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/committeescouncils.aspx.