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Christensen Hired to Join League's Governmental Affairs Team

December 06, 2013

The North Carolina League of Municipalities hired Whitney Christensen to join its governmental affairs team on Dec. 16. Christensen, who will serve as a government affairs associate for the League, previously served as staff attorney and government affairs manager for the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association.

“We are thrilled to have Whitney join our team here at the League,” said Paul Meyer, the League’s current director of governmental affairs, and the organization’s next executive director effective Feb. 1.“Her experience lobbying at the General Assembly and working in a membership association makes her a natural fit for our team. We are excited for her to start with us and confident that she will serve the League’s member cities and towns well.”

Christensen is a native of Durham County and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her juris doctor degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2011. At the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association, she represented the state’s hospitality industry at the North Carolina legislature, responded to legal inquiries from members, contributed to the organization’s printed communications, and traveled the state to update members on legislation pertinent to their interests. Prior to joining that association, she served as a law clerk at Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, PLLC, of Raleigh, among other firms.

“I am excited to be joining the League’s governmental affairs team,” Christensen said. “The organization is highly respected among everyone I work with at the General Assembly, and I am honored to have the opportunity to join them. As a North Carolina native, I am proud of all that our cities and towns contribute to our state, and I look forward to serving them.”

About NCLM
The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.

Posted on December 06, 2013 by Chris Nida