Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committeehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/3014City Council District 82/6/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3014/Newsroom_Council_News_08.jpgCouncilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee<div class="ExternalClassF52D6D1F4C81406EA2267DED7F30D7C3"><html> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington has been appointed to the <a href="https://www.nlc.org/" target="_blank">National League of Cities </a>(NLC) 2024 Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committe. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Councilwoman Hodge Washington was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on housing availability and attainability, community building, land use, local entrepre</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">neurship, and economic development. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, California.</span> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> "It is an honor to be selected to serve on the Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee this year for the NLC representing the City of Phoenix. This platform allows me to shape national policies that directly impact our city's growth, economic vitality, and the well-being of our residents. I am committed to advocating for the needs of our community and ensuring a prosperous future for Phoenix and beyond,” said Councilwoman Hodge Washington. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> As a member of NLC’s  2024 Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee, Councilwoman Hodge Washington will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns, and villages before Congress, with the administration, and at home. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> “NLC’s federal advocacy committees play an important role in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing America’s cities, towns, and villages at the local level,” said NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. “I’m thrilled to have Councilwoman Hodge Washington serve on NLC’s  2024 Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee this year and look forward to working with her to strengthen the federal-local partnership, and grow our common knowledge of the issues and opportunities facing our communities.”   </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Kristopher Dahir, Councilmember, Sparks, Nevada; and three Vice-Chairs Angela Birney, Mayor, Redmond, WA; Jeffrey Boney, Councilmember, Missouri City, TX; and Cindy Silva, Mayor, Walnut Creek, CA. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <strong style="">For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit:</strong> <a href="https://www.nlc.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy-committees/" target="_blank">https://www.nlc.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy-committees/​</a> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> <strong style="">Media Contact:</strong> Israel Kiyogera, 602.262.7493, israel.kiyogera@phoenix.gov​ </span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8KeshaHodge Washington
Community Connections, Kesha in 8 | Black History Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/3011City Council District 82/5/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/Bw17R9TqmK0?si=Gnk-fZ6rWDak3w1ICommunity Connections, Kesha in 8 | Black History Month<div class="ExternalClassFAE78B50249745DFBD6EFE0ACCFFF48B"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In the first edition of Community Connections, Kesha in 8, Councilwoman Hodge Washington kicks off Black History Month by welcoming prominent black leaders in Phoenix including Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton, Retired Judge Cecil B. Patterson Jr., and former Arizona State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Videodistrict-8District 8KeshaHodge Washington
The City of Phoenix Mourns the Loss of a Remarkable Leader, Thelda Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-8/2931City Council District 811/16/2023 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2931/Newsroom_Council_News_08.jpgThe City of Phoenix Mourns the Loss of a Remarkable Leader, Thelda Williams<div class="ExternalClassC0D5390FF1A14197B900C9079DE3AA83"><html> <p> </p><p>"The City of Phoenix has lost an incredible leader in Thelda Williams, a truly extraordinary individual who dedicated her career to public service. Thelda was not only a legendary figure in Phoenix but also a beloved leader who made an indelible impact on our city.</p><p>Thelda's legacy is unparalleled, as she holds the distinction of being the only individual to have served as Mayor of Phoenix three separate times. Her unwavering commitment to the betterment of our community and tireless efforts to improve the lives of its residents will forever be remembered.</p><p>Throughout her extensive tenure, Thelda Williams exhibited exceptional leadership, wisdom, and a genuine passion for serving the people of Phoenix. Her contributions to the city were immense, and her visionary guidance helped shape Phoenix into the thriving metropolis it is today.</p><p>While I did not have the privilege of serving directly with Thelda, I had the honor of receiving her counsel and advice early on in my time on the City Council. Her wisdom and experience were invaluable, and her dedication to mentoring the next generation of leaders was truly inspiring.</p><p>We mourn the loss of an exceptional leader, but we also celebrate Thelda Williams' achievements and the impact she had on our community. My thoughts and condolences go out to her family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing and working with her."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district8Newsdistrict-8District 8KeshaHodge Washington



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