Wilton Manors, Florida (December 18, 2017)Gary Resnick, Mayor of Wilton Manors, Florida, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 leadership and board of directors. The NLC announced its 2018 leadership and board of directors at the 2017 City Summit conference in Charlotte. In addition, Mayor Resnick was appointed to chair the 2018 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Federal Advocacy Committee and serve on the Board Legislative Action Committee.


“The NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans,” said Resnick. “I am honored to serve in these esteemed leadership roles, representing the City of Wilton Manors.”


The board of directors provides strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities. All officers are selected by the nominating committee and are elected by NLC’s membership to serve a one-year term.


This past summer, the Florida League of Cities recognized Resnick with a 2017 Home Rule Hero Award. Mayor Resnick earned this prestigious award for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2017 regular legislative session. In addition, Resnick was also appointed to serve as vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) federal advocacy committee in December 2016.


“By maintaining an active presence at the national level with the NLC, my goal is to ensure that our community’s voice is heard,” said Resnick. “From ensuring cities like Wilton Manors are protected as expansions in telecommunications and information systems are implemented, to continuously advocating for greater equality and non-discrimination practices, the way to effect change is to remain involved and steadfast.”


Mayor Resnick has served on the Wilton Manors City Commission since 1998, is past president of the Broward League of Cities (BLC), currently chairs the BLC Legislative Advocacy Committee and serves on the boards of the BLC and Florida League of Cities. Mayor Resnick is a shareholder and practicing attorney with GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law and chair of the firm’s communications broadband practice.