Jan Arbuckle, Mayor, Grass Valley, CA, has been appointed to Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Small Cities Council. Mayor Arbuckle was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.

“I am honored to be selected for a second term as Chair of the Small Cities Council. Being at the front of issues and opportunities for small cities has been and will continue to be my priority. “

As a member of NLC’s Small Cities Council, Mayor Arbuckle will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders to encourage collaboration, networking and the development of resources and programs beneficial to communities that share demographics, size or location that can be replicated across the country.

“Our member councils play an integral role in NLC’s work, bringing local leaders together to share ideas and inform NLC policy about the issues and challenges facing every kind of community in America,” said NLC President Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. “I’m excited to have Mayor Arbuckle lead NLC's Small Cities Council. Under her leadership, the council will ensure that all of our cities, towns and villages have access to ideas and resources they can use to thrive.”

This year’s council will be led by Chair Jan Arbuckle, Mayor, Grass Valley, CA; Vice Chair Mary Welch, Councilwoman, Grandview, TX; and Vice Chair Gabrielle Nelson, Councilwoman, Port Wentworth, GA.

For more information on NLC’s member councils, visit: https://www.nlc.org/current-initiatives/member-councils-2/.