Board Update: NCLM Elects 2020-21 Board of Directors

Jack Cassidy, NCLM Communications Associate

Cary Councilmember Jennifer Robinson becomes new League presidents.

The League is the unified voice and vision of North Carolina’s municipalities, furthering goals through collective action. We are a full-service association—working for cities and towns, led by cities and towns.

That leadership is not an abstract concept. It is undertaken personally by a group of dedicated and committed public servants from across our state. It is our Board of Directors.

The new Board of Directors was elected and sworn in at our annual conference, CityVision. This year, the ceremonies took place virtually to adhere to public health guidelines under COVID-19. Still, it was no less impressive, and yielded an exceptionally strong group of board members.

“This new board of directors is made up of exceptional, capable public servants. We are so privileged to have leaders like this in our municipalities, working every day for our cities and towns,” NCLM Executive Director Paul Meyer said. “They are truly committed to both their hometowns and the state of North Carolina as a whole. I am excited to see the League’s impact and effectiveness grow under their leadership.”

The conference, with nearly 750 municipal officials registered, unfolded in two parts – the first in late May, when the new board election results were announced, and a three-day series that wrapped up June 19.

Jennifer Robinson, a council member from Cary who had previously served as the League’s first vice president, was elected president. In her opening remarks, Robinson highlighted the unique, if not turbulent, circumstances all cities and towns find themselves in this year.

“We are all in this together,” Robinson said. “I am glad that I’m in this with all of you. Thank you for all you do for the citizens of our great state, for each other, and for the League.”

Robinson succeeds Washington Councilman William Pitt, who now becomes the League’s immediate past president.

“William’s service to this organization has been unwavering,” Meyer said, recognizing Pitt’s year as president. “During his time as board member, officer and president, he has been a steady hand through a time of amazing change for the League.”