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Oct. 25, 2019

Mayor Robinson Joins National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Task Force

Mayor Grover Robinson has joined 33 other local elected officials from across the country, in partnership with the National League of Cities, to form a 2020 Presidential Election Task Force.

The Task Force will be looking to find solutions for cities, towns and villages on the national election stage. During the 2020 Presidential election cycle, it is important that every community and resident feel their voice and priorities are being heard.

"I'm a strong believer in the importance of collaboration in every level of government, and I think having a bipartisan group of leaders tasked with coming up with innovative solutions sends a message that these are issues we care about across the board," Mayor Robinson said. "I'm incredibly honored to be part of the 2020 Presidential Election Task Force and represent not only Pensacola, but all of Northwest Florida, to address the issues that matter most to our residents."

The Task Force convened in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21 to build a local priority platform and help ensure community issues are uplifted during the 2020 Presidential election cycle. The Task Force has appointed bipartisan co-chairs, the Hon. Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, California and the Hon. Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida.

“The work we’re doing in cities drives America forward every day, and the issues we face should be top priorities for every presidential candidate,” said Eric Garcetti, Task Force co-chair and mayor of Los Angeles, California. “This bipartisan task force will help us shape and promote a national agenda for the future of our communities, and I am proud to lead it alongside Mayor Suarez.”

“I’m excited to work closely with Mayor Garcetti and the rest of this bipartisan group of elected officials to discuss issues facing our communities across the United States,” said 
Francis Suarez, Task Force co-chair and mayor of Miami, Florida. “As local elected leaders, we have a duty to uplift the voices of our communities by fostering and promoting solutions to our most pressing challenges, and to ensure they are heard throughout the 2020 election cycle and beyond. Through these efforts, we are ready to Lead Together.”

For a full list of the Task Force members, see below.


Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles, CA
Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami, FL


Robin Arredondo-Savage, Councilmember, Tempe, AZ
Scott Benson, Councilmember, Detroit, MI
Andy Berke, Mayor, Chattanooga, TN
Margaret Byrnes, Executive Director, New Hampshire Municipal Association
Krisanna Clark-Endicott, Councilmember, Redmond, OR
John Dailey, Mayor, Tallahassee, FL
Cameron Diehl, Executive Director, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Kathy Ehley, Mayor, Wauwatosa, WI
Derek Green, Councilmember, Philadelphia, PA
Shannon Hardin, Council President, Columbus, OH
David Holt, Mayor, Oklahoma City, OK
Lindsey Horvath, Mayor Pro Tem, West Hollywood, CA
Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor, Jackson, MS
John Lundell, Mayor, Coralville, IA
Lily Mei, Mayor, Fremont, CA
Salvatore Panto, Mayor, Easton, PA
Steve Patterson, Mayor, Athens, OH
Stephanie Piko, Mayor, Centennial, CO
Sean Polster, Councilmember, Warrenton, VA
Grover Robinson, Mayor, Pensacola, FL
David Sander, Vice Mayor, Rancho Cordova, CA
Brandon Scott, Council President, Baltimore, MD
Rebecca Viagran, Councilmember, San Antonio, TX
Victoria Woodards, Mayor, Tacoma, WA
Acquanetta Warren, Mayor, Fontana, CA
Steve Williams, Mayor, Huntington, WV

Ex-Officio Members

Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor, Gary, IN, NLC President
Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, Los Angeles, CA, NLC First Vice President
Kathy Maness, Councilmember, Lexington, SC, NLC Second Vice President
Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities
Barbara Moore, Executive Director, Democratic Municipal Officials

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Mayor robinson works with other local elected officials on taskforce items
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