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Three Minnesotans elected to National League of Cities board

Three Minnesotans were elected to the National League of Cities board of directors at a national convention last week in San Antonio.

Willmar Mayor Les Heitke was elected second vice president of the board. Under the league’s rules of succession, Heitke is scheduled to be board chair in 2011-2012.

Also elected to two-year terms on the board were Minneapolis Council Member Sandra Colvin-Roy and Moorhead Council Member Greg Lemke.

They were among 23 new members to the board, which meets throughout the year to shape the organization’s  priorities and direct advocacy, research and membership activities.

Jim Miller, executive director of the League of Minnesota Cities, is in the middle of a two-year term on the national board.

The NLC says it 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 U.S. cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.”

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