Karlene Maxwell-Williams, Vice Mayor of the City of Lauderdale Lakes, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Race Equity And Leadership (REAL)  Council. Maxwell-Williams was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities.

“To be a member of the REAL Council is an honor for me, and I look forward to creating racial harmony, equal opportunity for the disenfranchised, and recognizing and inspiring multicultural diversity in our communities,” said Maxwell-Williams.

As a member of the REAL Council, Maxwell-Williams will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders to encourage collaboration, networking and the development of resources and programs beneficial to communities that share demographics, size or location that can be replicated across the country.

The appointment was announced by NLC President Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma, WA. “Our member councils give voice to what’s happening on the ground in our communities,” Woodards said. “I am proud to have Vice Mayor Maxwell-Williams join NLC’s REAL Council. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to address the toughest challenges facing our communities and ensure that America’s cities, towns and villages have the resources they need to thrive.”

For more information on NLC’s member councils, visit  nlc.org/currentinitiatives/member-councils-2.