Honolulu City Councilmember Brandon Elefante, who represents District 8’s Aiea, Pearl City and Waipahu, was recently elected to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) board of directors.
NLC is the largest organization of city, town and village leaders, that focuses on improving the quality of life for their constituents. Their organization also advocates for city prioritization in Washington by building strong federal-local partnerships. NLC’s mission is to strengthen local leadership while influencing federal policy to drive innovative solutions.
Elefante will serve in a single year term where he will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities.
As a member of the NLC board, he will also meet with fellow members in March, June and November to review and guide NLC’s strategic direction.
“I’m honored to serve as a board member of this organization and I appreciate this important opportunity to directly represent Hawaii,” said Elefante. “I look forward to continuing and strengthening upon our bond with the Hawaii Federal Delegation toward addressing the many vital issues affecting our island communities.”
The Honolulu City Council congratulates Elefante for his newly elected role as a member of NLC’s board of directors, “We’re confident he will represent our city and constituents very well, with professional insight and compassion for our diverse communities.”
NLC board member are selected by a 15-member nominating committee. They are then confirmed by a vote from the members of the NLC at its annual business meeting.
To learn more about NLC, visit nlc.org.