Chattanooga City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod has been elected to leadership in the National League of Cities Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
The organization serves as a peer network for black municipal officials, according to a news release, and helps guide and influence advocacy of the National League of Cities, which is a resource for more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the country.
Coonrod, who represents District 9, was elected during the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio.
"Serving is an honor," Coonrod said in a statement Tuesday. "As Regional Director I will have the opportunity to advocate for issues that are important to the citizens of Chattanooga at a federal level and gain valuable knowledge to improve the quality of life of citizens at the local level."
The leadership of this year's committee include:
President: Councilmember Carlie Jones, of Forest Hill, Texas
President-elect: Councilmember Russell Neal, of Akron, Ohio
First vice president: Councilmember Sharon Hurt, of Nashville
Second vice president: Councilmember Angelia Graves, of Norfolk, Virginia
Regional Director 12: Councilmember Demetrus Coonrod, of Chattanooga
For more information, visit www.nlc.org.