Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough was elected to the board of 2020 National League of Cities (NLC) over the weekend. He’ll serve a two-year term alongside local elected officials from across the country.

Founded in 1924, the NLC is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments across the United States. Their mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance.

Election to the board requires endorsement by the candidate’s local council and state Municipal League and by the NLC nominating committee.

“I am proud of Deputy Mayor Pro Tem McGough for stepping up and putting himself out there, and I am excited for Dallas to have a seat at the table on the board of the National League of Cities,” said fellow Council Member Adam Bazaldua. “It is an important time to be a part of the national conversation. With a national election and the 2020 census around the corner, crucial budget and legislative decisions will be made that will have major impacts on big cities across the country. I am confident we will be well represented.”

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent Dallas and the interests of all cities, towns and villages on the national level,” McGough said. “Effective federal advocacy always starts here at home, with listening to the voices in our communities and ensuring those voices have a seat at the table.

“At a time when gridlock and division pervade our nation, local governments continue to press towards collaboration and getting things done. Standing together as local elected officials, we have a critical role to play in Washington, advocating for sustainable infrastructure investments and innovation in key areas including mental health, transportation, affordable housing and other quality-of-life issues that directly impact our neighbors.”

NLC’s board of directors is comprised of four officers, all past NLC presidents still in local government service, eight state league directors, seven advocacy committee chairs and 40 at-large members. McGough was first elected to the Dallas City Council in 2015 and is now serving in his third two-year term. Council members are term-limited to four consecutive terms.