Dan Gilmartin Elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors

Matt Bach
Michigan Municipal League
[email protected], 734.669.6317


Ann Arbor, Mich. – Dan Gilmartin, CEO and Executive Director of the Michigan Municipal League, was recently elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors by NLC’s membership at the organization’s 2022 City Summit in Kansas City, MO.

Gilmartin was elected to a two-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance, and membership activities. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders and municipal staff, and advocates for city priorities in Washington by building strong federal-local partnerships.

“It is an honor to be elected to NLC’s Board of Directors,” Gilmartin said. “I have worked with the NLC for many years, which has allowed me to see the true value of the organization. Being part of the NLC Board will provide more opportunities to make an impact in Michigan’s cities, and additionally in cities across the nation.”

As a member of the board, Gilmartin will meet in March, June, and November to guide NLC’s strategic direction. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are confirmed by a vote from NLC’s membership at the organization’s annual business meeting.

“The National League of Cities Board of Directors is critical in guiding our organization’s priorities and policies,” said National League of Cities (NLC) President Victoria Woodards, mayor of Tacoma, Washington. “NLC’s Board is made of a group of incredible and diverse leaders, and I look forward to working closely together with them to advance priorities for cities, towns and villages across the country.”

More than 3,000 mayors, councilmembers, and other delegates from nearly every state and the District of Columbia convened in Kansas City for City Summit. Local leaders are on the frontlines of the nation’s most pressing challenges and are working hard to pioneer innovative solutions that move our cities, towns, and villages forward.


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