Mesa District 5 Councilmember and Vice Mayor David Luna has been named to the board of directors for the National League of Cities (NLC). Luna is one of 22 newly named to the 48-person board and will serve a two-year term. The officers were selected by a 15-member nominating committee and were elected by NLC’s membership during the annual City Summit Conference last week in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Luna just completed his fourth term on the Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Committee, serving as the committee chair. As committee chair, Luna was a member of the NLC Board of Directors for 2017.
“I am very humbled and honored to be able to represent the city of Mesa on the board of directors for the National League of Cities,” Luna said. “I have learned so much over the past year serving on the board and I look forward to continuing to work, learn and share with all my colleagues on the board over the next two years.”
In addition to his position on the NLC Board of Directors, Luna was named the second vice president of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group. HELO provides guidance to the NLC Board and to its policy committees on major public policy issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino communities. In recent years, the issues brought forth by HELO’s Board of Directors have included the education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, commerce and trade with Mexico, voting rights and minority business enterprise programs. Luna has been a member of HELO since 2014.
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.