Media Release


Thursday, March 07, 2013
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jace Radke
Telephone: 229-2205


Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow Receives National League of Cities Leadership Training Honor
Award Recognizes Excellence In Leadership


Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow was recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the Silver level in its Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program.

To achieve the Silver level, a local official must earn 36 credits in five core areas of municipal leadership. Each training seminar addresses one or more of the core competency areas of the Leadership Training Institute curriculum:

  • Cornerstone: Personal Leadership Growth and Development
  • Competent Practitioner: Leading Effective Governance
  • Communicator: Effective Communications and Media Relations
  • Collaborator: Building Communities through Inspiration and Empowerment
  • Catalyst: Leading Innovation and Managing Change

“The National League of Cities provides excellent training opportunities for public officials, and I’m already incorporating what I’ve learned to better serve the constituents of Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas,” Councilman Barlow said.

NLC is committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of the nation’s local elected officials. As part of the NLC mission to create stronger communities, the Leadership Training Institute provides local officials with professional development opportunities to assist then in promoting positive change and innovation within their communities. At the same time, seminars are designed to explore the nature and practice of local governmental leadership.

NLC’s Leadership Training Council established the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program in 1999. The primary purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.


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