District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson has been re-appointed as the Vice Chair of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Community and Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee for 2019. This will be Councilmember Thompson's fourth term on the committee and second as Vice Chair. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.
The CED Committee is charged with issues dealing with housing, community and economic development, land use, parks and recreation, historic preservation and international competitiveness.
"I am very humbled to not only represent our wonderful city on this committee, but to once again hold a leadership position on it," Councilmember Thompson said. "My colleagues and I will work hard to discuss new and innovative strategies that we can then bring back to our constituents."
The National League of Cities is the nation's largest and most prestigious organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, town and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
NLC's Federal Advocacy Committee members include local elected officials and city staff from NLC member cities and towns across the country who are committed to discussing and influencing federal policy that has a direct and profound impact on local government operations.