• 18th Annual NBCSL Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry elected NBCSL’s first woman president to fill unexpired term of President Regis Groff.
  • NBCSL members serve as international observers during the first multi-racial elections in South Africa; attend Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as South Africa’s first Black President.
  • NBCSL President Lois DeBerry, leading an 18 member delegation, meets with President Clinton and Vice President Gore at the White House to urge a refocusing of the administration’s agenda on welfare reform, health care reform and stronger urban policy initiatives.