National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers has announcedthe appointment of Oak Ridge City Councilmember Anne Garcia Garland to the National League of Cities 2013 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, and the reappointment of Councilmember David Mosby to the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Steering Committee.

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.

“This committee focuses on issues dealing with some of our own city’s central challenges and opportunities,” stated Ms. Garcia Garland. “Teaming with other officials from around the country increases our chances of creating effective solutions. I appreciate the chance to participate.”

As a member of the committee, Ms. Garcia Garland will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home.

The Energy, Environment & 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.

“My reappointment to the Energy and Environment Committee allows me to continue to develop policy positions on issues that are important to Oak Ridge. 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.”

Councilman Mosby has also served as a regional director for NLC’s National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

The National League of Cities is the nation’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.

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