Human Development

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.

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.  

    Vice Chair


    Zack Reed
    Cleveland, Ohio



    Gil Ziffer
    City Commissioner
    Tallahassee. Florida

    Vice Chair


    Angelia J. Washington
    Council Member
    Jacksonville, North Carolina

    2017 Human Development Committee Roster