District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee for 2020, his third term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Joe Buscaino, councilmember from Los Angeles.
The Human Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.
"I am very humbled to represent our city on this committee for another term," Councilmember Heredia said. "Mesa shares similar issues that face many cities and towns across the country. This committee provides an excellent opportunity to discuss with other communities their experiences and 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. The City of Mesa joined NLC in 1966.