Gaithersburg Councilmember Voted to National League of Cities Board of Directors

Gaithersburg City Council Member Michael A. Sesma was elected to the National League of Cities  Board of Directors and will play a key role in guiding the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials.Michael Sesma

He was elected to a two-year term by NLC’s membership at the group’s annual business meeting at the Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas in November.

In his role on the Board, Council Member Sesma will meet throughout the year to guide NLC’s strategic direction and set the organization’s advocacy priorities and operational goals. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee, and are confirmed by a vote of NLC’s membership.

“I’m excited to be able to continue to be a voice for the interests and needs of Gaithersburg and other Maryland municipalities as a member of the NLC Board of Directors,” Sesma said in a press release. “The Board has provided important leadership in growing the influence of the League, making clear to the public, Congress and the White House that elected councils and mayors in cities like Gaithersburg demonstrate how government successfully serves the public on a daily basis.”

In November, NLC’s membership voted to expand the Board of Directors to 60 members in order to be more inclusive and representative of the membership as a whole.

NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information visit For more information on the Gaithersburg City Council visit

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