Two Oak Ridge City Council members have been appointed to key National League of Cities committees, a city press release said.
National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers has announced the appointment of Oak Ridge City Council member Anne Garcia Garland to the National League of Cities 2013 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, and the re-appointment of Council member David Mosby to the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Steering Committee, the press release said.
The press release said the Community and Economic Development Steering Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness.
â€œThis committee focuses on issues dealing with some of our own cityâ€™s central challenges and opportunities,â€ Garcia Garland said. â€œTeaming with other officials from around the country increases our chances of creating effective solutions. I appreciate the chance to participate.â€
As a member of the committee, Garcia Garland will play a key role in shaping NLCâ€™s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of Americaâ€™s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home, the press release said.
The Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Steering Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management, the release said.
â€œMy re-appointment to the Energy and Environment Committee allows me to continue to develop policy positions on issues that are important to Oak Ridge,” Mosby said. “As elected officials, it is important that we educate and advocate on issues such as nuclear energy and environmental cleanup that affect cities across the nation. I am pleased to be able to continue my service.â€
Mosby has also served as a regional director for NLCâ€™s National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
For more information on NLCâ€™s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.
The National League of Cities is the nationâ€™s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans, the city press release said.