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Wichita City Council's Lavonta Williams Named To National League Of Cities Board


Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams has been named to the National League of Cities 2016 Board of Directors. The league seeks to help municipal leaders build better communities. 

Williams was appointed to the Board of Directors last week. She was also appointed to the REAL Council, which looks at “Race, Equity, and Leadership."

“It's an honor to be nominated to represent and give voice for the state of Kansas and the more than 19,000 other cities and 218 million Americans,” Williams said in a statement. “This position helps build our cities and connects resources.”

The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages for a variety of issues in order to protect municipal interest, seek federal funding to support local investments and ensure national attention is focused on the needs of municipalities across the country.

The league's 2015 Legislative Priorities include closing the online sales tax loophole, investing in local transportation priorities and protecting municipal bonds. Williams will serve serve a two-year term on the board.