Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler Councilmember Christine Ellis has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee and the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) executive board.
“I’m living proof of the powerful impact of education and healthcare as a registered nurse and an example of a hard-working immigrant from Haiti,” said Councilmember Ellis. “I’m proud to represent my heritage as part of a national network of Haitian American elected officials and share Chandler’s success in leveraging education with workforce development and job opportunities to create a path to prosperity.”
Ellis was elected to a one-year term with NLC to provide strategic direction and guidance for the committee’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on workforce development, education, early childhood, public health care, mental health and immigration reform.
She was appointed to the NHAEON executive board for a two-year term to advance its mission of empowering Haitian American elected officials and advocating for the interests of the community.
Members of the NLC Committee play a key role in shaping policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns and villages before Congress and with the federal administration. For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.
Members of the NHAEON executive board work to advance its mission by fostering collaboration, promoting civic engagement and addressing unique needs of Haitian Americans.
Councilmember Ellis began serving on the Chandler City Council in January 2021. Her first term as a councilmember will continue through January 2025. She also serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments Domestic Violence Council and Human Services and Community Initiatives Committee, NLC Women in Municipal Government and National Black Caucus.
For nearly 100 years, NLC has focused on the advancement of local government. It serves as the voice of more than 2,700 cities, towns and villages in America, representing 200 million people. Its mission is to advocate for and protect the interests of cities, towns and villages by strengthening local leadership, influencing federal policy and driving innovative solutions.
Established in 2009, NHAEON is a non-partisan coalition of elected and appointed officials in the United States. Its members, who represent millions of constituents across the nation, are dedicated to supporting domestic and international policies, legislation and issues affecting Haitian Americans.