SAN LEANDRO, CA: Councilmember Victor Aguilar who represents district three on the San Leandro City Council has been elected vice president of the National League of Cities (NLC) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) caucus. This group encourages the full participation and active involvement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender municipal officials and their supporters in NLC programs. Aguilar was recently elected during the 2019 Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC.
LGBTLO’s mission is to provide LGBTQ municipal officials and their colleagues with a forum to share and develop leadership experience. This year this constituency group will focus on the Census 2020.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve on this caucus with the National League of Cities, and proud to represent San Leandro at the national level,” said Councilmember Aguilar. “We know that working together collectively and encouraging more representation of the LGBTQ community at local levels will help us be more inclusive and reflective of our communities.”
As a leader in this constituency group, Aguilar will play a key role in highlighting the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender municipal officials within NLC. Additionally, the group contributes to NLC’s advocacy efforts, ensuring that the needs of diverse communities are reflected in NLC’s national municipal policy.
The leadership of this year’s LGBTLO constituency group will also consist of President Tom Green, Vice Mayor, Wilton Manors, FL and First Vice President Jeffrey Zane Slavin, Mayor, Somerset, MD.
For more information on NLC’s constituency groups, visit: https://www.nlc.org/membership/groups-networks.
The City of San Leandro is one of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area. With a vibrant community of more than 89,000 residents, San Leandro is proud of its well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The City also encompasses a large industrial area that is home to a thriving advanced manufacturing industry. Visit sanleandro.org to learn more. To receive City press releases, meeting agendas or other notifications by email, sign up at www.sanleandro.org/portal.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org.