FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Brooks Rainwater Joins National League of Cities as Director of City Solutions and Applied Research

December 19, 2013

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) welcomed Brooks Rainwater as the organization's director of City Solutions and Applied Research. In that role, Rainwater will be responsible for leading NLC's research efforts and strengthening the capacity of municipal leaders to create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure and a sustainable environment.

Rainwater previously served as the director of public policy at the American Institute of Architects, where he developed the organization's research and public policy agenda focused on design-centered policy at the intersection of cities, sustainability and health. He also led the American Institute of Architects/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Urbanism's Health and Urbanism initiative promoting public health in the built environment.

"I'm excited to welcome Brooks to the National League of Cities. With his leadership and experience, City Solutions and Applied Research will continue to be at the forefront of providing great guidance and research products that cities nationwide rely on to better their communities," said Clarence Anthony, executive director, National League of Cities.

About City Solutions and Applied Research:
City Solutions and Applied Research strives to strengthen communities, transform and improve cities and assist city leaders by knowing and learning about cities; identifying and sharing promising city practices; fostering effective solutions and innovation; and challenging cities and city leaders to lead. The program areas provide an organizing framework through which city leaders can evaluate activities, plan comprehensively for the future, set goals and measure progress.

About NLC:
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.

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