Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities (NLC) for a second term.
Alderman Davis, along with former Milwaukee mayors Henry Maier and Daniel Hoan, and former Common Council members Kevin O’Connor and Robert Jendusa, Sr., are the only City of Milwaukee elected leaders to have served on the NLC’s Board of Directors.
Alderman Davis, who has served as chair and vice chair of the NLC’s International Council and its Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, said the appointment will allow him to continue to champion Milwaukee and its assets at the national and international levels.
“As I have come up through the NLC ranks, I have learned much, and I am humbled by the confidence that the membership of the National League of Cities has shown in me and the trust they have placed in me as the League looks toward establishing its positions on national policy initiatives,” Alderman Davis said.
“My goal is to continue to place Milwaukee in a position of leadership with the innovative programs we have developed and the good decisions we have made in order to keep the City of Milwaukee in good financial health,” he said.
As a member of the NLC, Alderman Davis has participated in White House briefings and conference calls (on behalf of the City of Milwaukee and the NLC), has promoted Milwaukee as an international destination for trade and business, and has worked on policies to battle the foreclosure crisis and to promote the financial health of cities. In 2011, Alderman Davis hosted a Black Male Achievement Forum in partnership with the city and UW-Milwaukee (bringing together local and national experts), and he is now included in a Black Male Achievement report on the NLC’s website: http://tinyurl.com/at6byr9.
In his previous term as a member of the Board of Directors, Alderman Davis served on the NLC’s Governance Task Force and its Resolutions Committee.
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