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Ald. Rue Simmons Appointed to NLC Community and Economic Development Committee

Post Date:12/22/2017 8:39 AM

Robin Rue Simmons_80th CouncilEvanston 5th Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 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 Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

“It’s an honor to be appointed to the National League of Cities 2018 Community and Economic Development Committee,” said Alderman Rue Simmons. “I look forward to representing Evanston as we work to develop smart policy solutions to address our cities' most urgent issues.”

As a committee member, Rue Simmons 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.

“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said NLC President Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Robin Rue Simmons join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gina Bivens, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas; and Vice Chairs Lou La Monte, mayor, Malibu, California; and Kevin Thompson, councilmember, Mesa, Arizona.

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org

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