The National League of Cities (NLC) named Councilwoman Kathy Maness to its Board of Directors this past November at the annual City Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All officers are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are elected by NLC’s membership. Mrs. Maness will serve her second two-year term on the Board of Directors. She was originally elected in 2014.
Mrs. Maness was elected to Lexington Town Council in 2004 and ran unopposed in 2008 and 2013. She is past President of Women in Municipal Government, a constituency group of the National League of Cities. Mrs. Maness has served on the Board of Directors of WIMG since 2006 and was the first woman from South Carolina to be WIMG President in November 2011. She also serves as the Council Liaison for the Town’s Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board of Review.
Mrs. Maness is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also attended Winthrop University, where she completed coursework for certification in Education Administration. She currently serves as Executive Director of Palmetto State Teachers Association.
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