City of Jacksonville Councilwoman Dr Angelia J Washington has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors. She is believed to be the first from Jacksonville to ever hold such an office and is only one of two elected municipal leaders from North Carolina serving at this time. She has been with the national league since 2018 and is one of 27 appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors.
Dr Washington served previously as the vice chair of the Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee and the Council for Race, Equity and Leadership. She has served in some capacity with the organization since 2015.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment, and we are proud of her, and the voice that she continues to add to the national conversation from Jacksonville,” said Mayor Sammy Phillips. “We congratulate her on her continued dedication and leadership.”
As a member of the Board of Directors, Dr Washington and other officers provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities throughout the year. NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities, their elected leaders and municipal staff, and advocates for city priorities in Washington DC by building strong federal-local partnerships.
“This reappointment illustrates my sincere dedication and commitment to public service leadership on the national level,” said Dr Washington. "It is indeed a privilege and honor to continue to represent the City of Jacksonville amongst an elected body of highly-esteemed elected officials representing America’s cities, towns and villages.”
Dr Washington is a native of Jacksonville, NC and currently works as a nurse educator for the Department of Defense Education Activity at Lejeune High School, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Installation East. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Master’s of Clinical Social Work, Smith College, Northampton, MA, and Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies/Higher Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC.