Avondale mayor named NLC president - New York News

Avondale mayor named NLC president

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Marie Lopez Rogers Marie Lopez Rogers

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The mayor of Avondale has been named as the leader of the National League of Cities.

The NLC made the announcement Saturday that Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers would be the organization's president for 2013.

Rogers says she is deeply honored to be elected to the 1-year position.

The vote on a new president came at the end of the NLC's annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston.

The Arizona native grew up picking cotton alongside her parents, who were migrant farm workers. She was a social worker and city councilwoman before being elected mayor in 2006.

Officers in the NLC are charged with directing the organization's advocacy and membership activities for the coming year.

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