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March 24, 2009


Councilwoman Marlene W. Randall
Receives NLC Leadership Training Honor

Portsmouth, VA – (March 24, 2009) Councilwoman Marlene W. Randall was recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the Platinum level in its Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program. Sponsored by the NLC Leadership Training Institute (LTI), the award was presented in Washington, DC at the annual Congressional City Conference in March.

To achieve the Platinum level, a local official must earn 50 credits encompassing all five core competency areas of the LTI curriculum, referred to as “Cornerstone,” “Competent Practitioner,” “Communicator” and Catalyst.”

Councilwoman Randall is one of the fewer than 105 NLC members to have reached the Platinum level in the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program since its inception.

NLC is committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of our nation’s local elected officials. As part of the NLC mission to create stronger communities, the Leadership Training Institute provides local officials with the professional development opportunities to assist them in promoting positive change and innovation within their communities. At the same time, seminars are designed to explore the nature and practice of local governmental leadership.

Each training seminar addresses one or more of the core areas of municipal leadership, including personal leadership growth and development, effective governance, effective communications, skills in developing and promoting partnerships and managing change.

The NLC Leadership Training Council established the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program in 1999. The primary purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members.

The National League of Cities 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.