Lacey Mayor Ryder Appointed to NLC Committee


Submitted by City of Lacey

Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder has been elected to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Race, Equity, and Leadership Council. The NLC councils provide an opportunity for local leaders to connect with other municipal officials representing similar communities, facing common challenges.

“Serving on this NLC Council provides me an opportunity to provide a Pacific Northwest perspective on initiative that serve to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities,” stated Mayor Ryder. “I’m honored to be part of this council and look forward to the coming year.”

As a member of this Council, Mayor Ryder will play a key role in identifying common trends across municipalities and developing policy options and responses for cities, towns, and villages.

This year’s council leadership team consist of co-chairs Lovely Warren, mayor, Rochester, NY and Kate Stewart, mayor, Takoma Park, MD; and co-vice chairs Jake Spano, mayor, St. Louis Park, MN and Victoria Woodards, mayor, Tacoma, WA.

The NLC is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. It is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

For more information, contact Stephen Kirkman, Public Affairs Manager, at (360) 456-7788 or

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