- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Mayor Carolyn McAdams has been selected to serve on a committee of the National League of Cities during its annual March meeting in Washington.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1eFZr82) McAdams will serve on the group’s 2014 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee, which will conduct a daylong meeting in the nation’s capital March 10.

“I feel that being involved with this committee and the National League of Cities organization gives me the opportunity to ‘swim in the ocean’ with the leaders of much larger cities in the U.S.,” McAdams said in a statement.

“We can scale down the great ideas presented and bring them back to Greenwood, where we can initiate them for the good of all our citizens.”

Her appointment was announced Friday by National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minn.

McAdams said being selected for the committee is an honor.

“It’s a good thing to go up there and be in that tremendous group. You take a lot away from those people,” she said.

Ward 1’s Johnny Jennings said the appointment reflects recognition of McAdams‘ stature among her peers. Likening her to a fire ant, he said, “She goes, she gets things done.”

McAdams said she’s served on one of the organization’s committees before. Whether it is downtown revitalization or finding innovative ways to build partnerships, her service on the committee should help, she said.

The league, based in Washington, is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com


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