Ward 2 Councilwoman Tiffany Gibson-Pitts named member of national council


By Morgan Bryce

After being named to the National League of Cities’ Board of Directors in December, Opelika’s Ward 2 Councilwoman Tiffany Gibson-Pitts has been appointed to be a member of the organization’s Council on Youth, Education and Families for 2020.
Gibson-Pitts shared her appointment letter in a Facebook post earlier this month with the caption: “God always sends me what I need whenever I question my purpose! This letter is confirmation that I’m doing just what He wants me to do.”
According to information provided in the letter, the council will be co-chaired by Mayor Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Mayor Melvin Carter of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mayor Frank Scott of Little Rock and Sacramento Councilmember Eric Guerra will serve as the council’s vice chairs.
This council will “oversee and support” the work of the NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute). Per the NLC website, the institute is “the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families and “reaches cities of all sizes and brings together local leaders to develop strategies via technical assistance projects, peer learning networks, leadership academies, and Mayors’ Institutes.”
For more information, visit www.nlc.org.


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