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Councilmember Overbeck Appointed to National League of Cities Council

Released on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The National League of Cities (NLC) has appointed Fort Collins City Councilmember Bob Overbeck to its Council for Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL).

The REAL Council, composed of leaders from policy advocacy groups and city leaders from across the nation, convenes twice a year and provides an important opportunity to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of local elected officials to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial tensions and build more equitable communities.

Councilmember Overbeck is honored to have the opportunity to represent Fort Collins on the REAL Council and share his experiences and learn from other leaders.

“Our City’s strategic objective is to promote a more inclusive and equitable community that embraces and celebrates diversity.” Overbeck said. “I look forward to advancing that objective as part of the REAL Council.”

With racial equity and building a safe community where people from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds thrive being a priority for Fort Collins, Overbeck will share what he learns from the REAL Council with fellow councilmembers and the community.

The NLC serves the interests of 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the U.S. as well as professionals working in municipal government. The position is for one year with the option to be reappointed at the end of the term. For more information visit