Nacogdoches native and Dallas City Councilman Adam McGough has been selected to the National League of Cities board of directors for 2020.
McGough, a 1995 Nacogdoches High School graduate, is one of three Texans on the board made up of mayors and council members from across the nation. He will serve a two year term. McGough is the son of Byron and Kathy McGough of Nacogdoches.
The National League of Cities is a resource advocate for 19,0000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
McGough, an attorney and mediator, was first elected to the Dallas council in 2015 and has lived in Dallas since starting law school at Southern Methodist University. He was re-elcted in May with 77.3% of the vote in a three-person race.
McGough represents about 115,000 constituents in Dallas council District 10, which covers the northeastern portion of the city. The diverse area includes Lake Highlands, which is the home to Texas Instruments, the historic African American settlement of Hamilton Park and segments that are home to a growing refugee population from around the world.
Last week, the league of cities unveiled its Lead Together 2020 Cities Agenda focused on building sustainable infrastructure, creating a skilled workforce, ending housing instability and reducing gun violence.
“Local leaders may disagree on some issues, but we are united in believing that our nation is strongest when all levels of government work together to protect and advance the priorities of American communities,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities.
Cities help drive the national economy by creating jobs and opportunities for many to live the American dream, organization officials said.