Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle has been elected to an at-large position on the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Executive Committee.

Lavelle will join Apex Mayor Lance Olive, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Concord Mayor Scott Padgett and Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan on the executive committee.

The organization recently re-elected Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer as its chair, according to a release.

The coalition works with the General Assembly and Executive Branch in “advocating for policies that create high quality economic development, invest in transportation networks and promote public safety across the state.”

The coalition was founded in 2001 and is comprised of mayors from the state’s largest cities.