Brock to collaborate with group of local leaders to develop and guide programs for communities across the country
Santa Monica Councilmember Phil Brock has been selected to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Council on Youth, Education, and Families. In this role, he will collaborate with a diverse group of local leaders to develop and guide programs for communities that share similar demographics, sizes, or locations, which can be replicated throughout the country.
“Providing educational and recreational opportunities with the broadest range of resources to all youth in Santa Monica will yield dividends beyond calculation. One priority will be an investment in authentic youth advocacy via a working Santa Monica Youth Council to elevate youth voices,” Brock said.
The NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families comprises local elected officials, youth members, and representatives from major national organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. The council aims to encourage collaboration, networking, and the development of resources and programs beneficial to communities.
As a member of this council, Brock will work alongside Co-Chairs Van Johnson, Mayor of Savannah, GA, and Gloria Solorio, Councilmember of Avondale, AZ, as well as Vice Chairs Vanessa Fuentes, Councilmember of Austin, TX, and Becky Hayes, Councilmember of Forest Hills, TX. Their collective goal is to address the toughest challenges facing communities across the country and ensure that cities, towns, and villages have the resources they need to thrive.
The appointment of Brock was announced by NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington, who emphasized the importance of investing in youth and families.
“Our member councils give voice to what’s happening on the ground in our communities,” Woodards said. “I am proud to have Council Member Brock join NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to address the toughest challenges facing our communities and ensure that America’s cities, towns, and villages have the resources they need to thrive.”