Bob Cannon Takes the Lead as Next President of the National Association of Regional Councils

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For Immediate Release. Contact: 202.618.6363 / eli.spang@narc.org

Clinton Township, MI, Supervisor Bob Cannon Takes the Lead as Next President of the National Association of Regional Councils

Washington, DC (February 8, 2021): Clinton Township, MI, Supervisor Bob Cannon was elected this evening to serve as the next president of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). Cannon’s election by the NARC Board of Directors took place during NARC’s National Conference of Regions, which is being held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cannon was first elected Clinton Township Supervisor in 2000 and during his time as Supervisor, he has held several leadership positions with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), chairing multiple SEMCOG committees and serving as chairman of SEMCOG from 2010-2011.

“I’ve always been proud to be a member of SEMCOG and to have led that group, and I am honored to be selected as the next president of NARC,” said Cannon. “Communicating and collaborating within regions and on a national level is the most effective way to plan and grow communities. I look forward to beginning work with NARC,” he said.

At NARC, Cannon has also held a variety of leadership positions, including serving as President-elect, Senior Vice President, and District IX Board Representative. In 2017, Cannon was awarded NARC’s Tom Bradley Leadership Award which recognizes the leadership and excellence of an elected or appointed official in advocating for regional approaches.

“For decades, Bob Cannon has been a consummate champion for regional collaboration,” said Amy O’Leary, Executive Director of SEMCOG. “His immense value to Southeast Michigan shines through in every situation. Whether serving as SEMCOG’s Chairperson or as a member of one of our committees, we have always counted on Bob to provide a strong and unifying voice to help move us forward. I have no doubt he will provide the same type of value as President of NARC,” she said.

NARC congratulates President Cannon on his election and thanks Immediate Past President Marge Vogt, Councilmember for the City of Olathe, Kansas for her service to the association.

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The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regions by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues. NARC’s member organizations are composed of multiple local governments that work together to serve American communities – large and small, urban and rural. For additional information, please visit www.NARC.org.

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