National League Of Cities Brings ‘Centennial Roadshow’ To Wellington, RPB

NLC CEO & Executive Director Clarence Anthony, Wellington Councilwoman Maria Antuña and Vice Mayor John McGovern with a poster celebrating the visit.

Wellington and Royal Palm Beach hosted visits from officials with the National League of Cities (NLC) on Monday, May 20 as part of the NLC Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities.

This initiative is part of NLC’s year-long celebration marking a century of commitment to advancing local government and advocating for the interests of cities, towns and villages nationwide. The roadshow includes stops at 100 communities in every region of the country, aimed at spotlighting the diversity, resilience and transformation of America’s local communities. The roadshow kicked off in February at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where the NLC was founded.

“It is an honor to show how the quality services and resources the NLC provides, created paths for our village to be a better government that can provide a great place for our community members to have a place in which they can live, work, play and thrive,” Wellington Village Manager Jim Barnes said.

While in Wellington, the NLC team, led by Executive Director Clarence Anthony, toured Wellington’s Town Center facilities.

“It is truly an honor for the NLC to visit remarkable municipalities, like Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, that have made significant contributions to the advancement of local government over the past 100 years,” Anthony said. “Each of these cities has played a pivotal role in moving our local communities forward and has a unique story that showcases transformative change.”

Aside from Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, other Palm Beach County communities on the NLC tour were South Bay, Belle Glade, West Palm Beach, Lake Park and Riviera Beach.

For more information about the roadshow, or to learn more about the NLC’s centennial initiatives, visit