Political Notebook


Ellis elected

The group responsible for representing all the cities of the nation will have a local leader.

Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis was named the president of the National League of Cities for 2012. The vote came at the conclusion of the group’s annual convention in Phoenix.

“I am very honored to be chosen to help lead NLC for the coming year,” Ellis said in a statement. “I will focus the organization on preparing for the needs of the next generation, while also working on immediate challenges by being a constant and determined advocate for all generations.”

Officers serve a one-year term shaping the group’s priorities. Ellis served on the league’s board of directors from 2005 to 2007 and was elected as the organization’s first vice president in 2010. He is a past chair of two of the group’s sub committees.

The league touts itself as being a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.