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National League of Cities Congratulates Local Leaders Appointed to FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

June 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities applauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler for appointing six municipal representatives to the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. The representatives will provide policy guidance, expertise and recommendations to the FCC on policy issues such as technology transitions, broadband deployment and adoption, E-rate modernization and public safety issues. The municipal representatives will join 10 other representatives from county, state and Native American tribal governments.

"Chairman Wheeler chose five exemplary local leaders to serve on the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, including selecting Wilton Manors, Fla. Mayor Gary Resnick as the committee's chair," said NLC Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. "With a wide range of communications issues affecting cities and their residents across the nation, these leaders will provide an essential voice to ensure the Commission's regulatory actions include the flexibility for cities to implement solutions that best fit the needs of their communities."

The municipal representatives announced today include:

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor, New York City, N.Y.
    • Designees: Bruce Regal, Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department; Tanessa Cabe, Telecommunications Counsel, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Andy Huckaba, councilmember, Lenexa, Kan.
  • Ron Nirenberg, councilmember, San Antonio, Texas
  • Kasim Reed, mayor, Atlanta, Ga.
    • Designees: Jim Beard, Chief Financial Officer, City of Atlanta; Cathy Hampton, City Attorney, City of Atlanta 
  • Gary I. Resnick, mayor, Wilton Manors, Fla. 
  • Kenneth S. Fellman, city attorney, Littleton, Colo.

Mayor Resnick and Councilmember Huckaba also serve on NLC's Information Technology & Communications policy committee.

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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