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Councilmember Harris Elected 2024 Regional Director of National Black Caucus of Elected Officials

City Councilmember LaShay D. Harris

City Councilmember LaShay D. Harris (South District) has been elected as a 2024 Regional Director of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC).

NBC-LEO serves as a forum for communication and networking among African American municipal officials and their colleagues to share ideas and develop leadership experience. Harris was elected in November at NLC’s 2023 City Summit conference in Atlanta, GA. She was initially elected to this seat in 2022 and will serve her second term as the NBC-LEO Regional Director for Region 2 which covers New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She will work to boost membership of African American local leaders in that region and welcome them into the caucus.

“It is important to work to network with City Leaders across our region to share ideas and thoughts of how to improve communities in Region 2,” Councilmember Harris said. “These regional connections will also strengthen my ability to grow and think outside the box to bring real solutions to Rochester, New York from the NBC-LEO Network.”

Established in 1971, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials provides a platform for municipal leaders to connect, share best practices and advocate for the needs of their communities. The group also contributes to NLC’s leadership development, policy formulation, advocacy and program activities.

This year’s group will be led by President Denise C. Mitchell, Mayor Pro Tem of College Park, MD; First Vice President Derrick Wood, Mayor of Dumfries, VA; and Second Vice President Nathaniel George Booker, Mayor of Maywood, IL.

For more information on NLC’s constituency groups, visit:


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