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Posted on: January 10, 2023

City Councilwoman Re-appointed to National Board


City of Jacksonville Councilwoman Dr Angelia J Washington has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors. 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.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Dr Washington and other officers provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy and governance activities throughout the year. NLC is the 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. 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. 

“We are proud of this continuing accomplishment by Dr Washington and the voice that she continues to add to the national conversation from Jacksonville,” said Mayor Sammy Phillips. “We thank her for her continued dedication and leadership.”

“My appointments to the National League of Cities Board of Directors have given me opportunities to expanded the breath and depth of my roles and responsibilities as an elected official at the local, state, and national levels. I look forward to my continued service on the BOD and collaborating with my esteemed colleagues across the nation on bipartisan issues affecting America’s cities, towns, and villages. I serve at the pleasure of NLC President, mayor of Tacoma, Washington Victoria Woodards and will prioritize and support her philosophy of pairing people and partnerships to create possibilities for citizens within the City of Jacksonville.”


Dr Washington serves on the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission and is the first elected official from Jacksonville to be appointed as a voting member to the Commission serving since 2021. She 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.


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Media Contact: Councilwoman Angelia Washington 910 581-3581

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