Thompson flag_800x600South Ward Alderman, Willis Thompson, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Council on Youth, Education and Families. This council (YEF Council) guides and oversees the YEF Institute's work. The membership of this Council, unlike any other NLC committee or council, is composed of not only local elected officials, but also youth members and representatives from major national organizations concerned about children and families. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

"It is very important that we work to create opportunities for our youth. Being a part of this committee will connect us to resources and ideas that may be beneficial to this community. Building a stable, educated, and progressive workforce for tomorrow is essential if Vicksburg plans to be competitive in the future." said Alderman Thompson.

As a member of the committee, Thompson will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America's cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.