Councilmember Yolanda Trout-Manuel has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.
As a committee member, Councilmember Trout-Manuel will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.
“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what’s happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Mayor Weir join NLC’s Community and Economic Development Committee on behalf of Independence residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Laurie-Anne Sayles, Councilmember, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Vice Chair Kristopher Dahir, Councilmember, Sparks, Nevada, and Vice Chair Kevin Thompson, Councilmember, Mesa, Arizona.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.