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Council Member B.J. Williams Earns NLC Certificate

The Mayor and several members of the Garland City Council attended the National League of Cities (NLC) conference in Washington, D.C. in early March, networking with leaders from other cities around the nation as well as federal officials.

District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams brought home a special honor from the trip—He earned his Bronze Certificate from the NLC University program. NLC University offers seminars in leadership, management and citizen engagement. Municipal leaders are encouraged to participate in this program to cultivate topical expertise and techniques for meeting local challenges.

Council Member Williams completed 16 credit hours of classes and workshops to earn his Bronze Certificate. He was recognized during a Leadership Luncheon at the NLC Conference.

“I’ve found great value in the development opportunities provided by NLC University,” said Council Member Williams. “The principles are applicable to many of the issues I and other elected officials encounter in our communities. These learning opportunities will help me better serve the people of Garland.”

NLC University is designed to be an ongoing, coordinated resource that municipal leaders can draw upon to build knowledge and expertise, and to develop professional ties.