Chris Coleman selected for National League of Cities board

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has been named to the National League of Cities board of directors for a two-year term.

He’s one of 20 government officials selected for the board this year. Another Minnesotan on the board — in his second year — is Moorhead Council Member Greg Lemke. Lemke ran as a DFLer for the state House of Representatives in November but lost to incumbent GOPer Morrie Lanning.

Former Willmar Mayor Les Heitke had been an NLC second vice president last year, in line for the presidency, but he was defeated in his November bid for re-election in Willmar, so was replaced as a NLC officer.

Coleman had previously been chair for the NLC’s Institute on Youth, Education and Families. He was named to the board last weekend at the Congress of Cities conference in Colorado.

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