RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The reorganization that began earlier this year continues at the North Carolina League of Municipalities with the hiring of Najuma Thorpe as head of the trade group's new department of Communications and Member Relations.
The new department includes communications, which was previously called public affairs; member relations, which was previously member services; and meeting planning, according to an announcement posted on the NCLM's website.
Thorpe will be the department's director and will manage branding, communications, legislative messaging, publications, member education, and more.
NCLM represents most of the state's cities, towns, and villages at the legislature.
“Najuma will help fill our need to enhance our communications capabilities and is well suited for all responsibilities of this position,” said NCLM Executive Director S. Ellis Hankins.
Thorpe previously served as the public information officer for the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development in Washington, D.C. She also worked in similar capacities for the Transportation Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va., and for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
“I am excited to join the talented group of professionals at the League,” said Thorpe in the announcement.
Thorpe's family lives in Butner.