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Wales sppointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families

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Largo Wales
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Auburn City Councilmember Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) Council on Youth, Education and Families (YEF) for 2014, her first term on the committee.

NLC President Chris Coleman, the mayor of St. Paul, Minn., announced the appointment.

The membership of the YEF 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 and corporations concerned about children and families.

The council also oversees the work of NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. NLC launched the YEF Institute in January 2000 in recognition of the unique and influential roles that mayors, city councilmembers and other local leaders can play in strengthening families and improving outcomes for children and youth.

"My life's work has been about children," Wales said. "Serving on this national council will be a great honor."

Wales, a lifelong learner and educator, holds a bachelor of arts from Washington State University, a master of arts from the University of Puget Sound, a doctorate from Seattle University, an AA as a paralegal and postdoctoral studies from Columbia University with emphases in education, leadership, business and law and was a Fulbright Scholar.

She is retired from the Auburn School District where she was the executive director of special services and federal programs.

The council will be chaired by Councilmember Karl Nurse of St. Petersburg, Fla. and co-chaired by Mayor Pedro E. Segarra of Hartford, Conn. and Vice Mayor Kristin Szakos of Charlottesville, Va.

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