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Auburn Councilmember Largo Wales Appointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families

Largo WalesAuburn city councilmember Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) for 2014, her first term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, the Mayor of St. Paul, Minn.

The membership of the YEF Council, unlike any other NLC committee or council, is composed of not only local elected officials, but also youth members and representatives from major national organizations and corporations concerned about children and families. The Council also oversees the work of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. NLC launched the YEF Institute in January of 2000 in recognition of the unique and influential roles that mayors, city councilmembers and other local leaders can play in strengthening families and improving outcomes for children and youth.

“My life’s work has been about children,” says Wales. “Serving on this national council will be a great honor.”

Wales, a lifelong learner and educator, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Puget Sound, a Doctorate from Seattle University, an AA as a Paralegal, and Postdoctoral studies from Columbia University with emphases in education, leadership, business and law and was a Fulbright Scholar. She is retired from the Auburn School District where she was the Executive Director of Special Services and Federal Programs.

The Council will be chaired by Councilmember Karl Nurse of St. Petersburg, Fla. and co-chaired by Mayor Pedro E. Segarra of Hartford, Conn. and Vice Mayor Kristin Szakos of Charlottesville, Va.

The National League of Cities is the nation’s largest and most prestigious organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, town and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information on the NLC's committees and councils visit their informational webpagelinks to external site.