NLC President Announces 2013 Committee and Council Leadership

January 14, 2013

By Ally Freeman

NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ has announced the appointment of the chairs of NLC's seven policy committees and nine member councils.

Each policy committee is charged with crafting policy positions within its area of jurisdiction to develop the organization's National Municipal Policy and to advocate NLC's policy positions throughout the year. The member councils offer opportunities for members to explore city challenges, share ideas and solutions and network with peers.

"NLC’s strength lies in its members and their involvement to advance the organization’s mission,” said Mayor Lopez Rogers. “Our committee and council leadership comprise individuals with immense experience, dedication and talent, and they all play an integral role in shaping NLC as an organization. I am so proud to be working with these dedicated city leaders as we advocate on NLC’s message and priorities on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and in our cities and towns across the country.”

The 2013 Committee and Council Leaders are:

Community and Economic Development (CED) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair - Frank A. (Tony) Thomas, Council Chairman, Savannah, GA 
Vice Chair - Ronald Garcia, Mayor, Brea, CA
Vice Chair - Priscilla Tyson, Council Member, Columbus, OH

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair - Matt Appelbaum, Mayor, Boulder, CO
Vice Chair- Dina Higgins, Councilmember, Mesa, AZ
Vice Chair- Bill Peloza, Councilmember, Auburn, WA

Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair- Robert Avery, Councilman, Gadsden, AL
Vice Chair - Sarah Levison, Councilmember, Longmont, CO
Vice Chair- Cynthia Mangini, Councilman-At-Large, Enfield, CT

Human Development (HD) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair - Mary Dorothy (Dot) La Marche, Alderman, Vice Mayor, Farragut, TN
Vice Chair - Van R. Johnson, II, Mayor Pro Tem, Savannah, GA
Vice Chair - Vicki Aubrey Welch, Metro Council Member, Louisville, KY

Information Technology and Communications (ITC) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair- Larry Kitchens, Council Member, Hurst, TX
Vice Chair- Beth Humenik, Councilmember, Ward 3, Thornton, CO
Vice Chair- Jeffrey Quibell, Mayor Pro-Tem/Councilman, District 1, Blue Springs, MO

Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair - Pete Constant, Councilmember, San Jose, CA
Vice Chair - Gene McGee, Mayor, Ridgeland, MS
Vice Chair - Scott Somers, Vice Mayor, Mesa, AZ

Transportation Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Policy and Advocacy Committee
Chair - Ron Roberts, Council Member, Temecula, CA
Vice Chair - Patsy Kinsey, Council Member, Charlotte, NC
Vice Chair - Mary McComber, Mayor, Oak Park Heights, MN

First Tier Suburbs (FTS) Council
Chair - Chair David M. Sander, Council Member, Rancho Cordova, CA
Vice Chair - Stan Koci, Vice Mayor, Bedford, OH
Vice Chair - Corey Rushton, Councilman At-Large/Mayor Pro Tem, West Valley City, UT

Large Cities Council
Chair- Jan Marcason, Council Member, Kansas City, MO
Vice Chair -  Jim Davis, Council Member, Sunnyvale, CA

Military Communities Council
Chair- Thomas Reardon, Council Member, Sierra Vista, AZ
Vice Chair- Arturo Pecos, City Commissioner, Kingsville, TX
Vice Chair -Martha Sue Hall, Council Member, Albemarle, NC

Small Cities Council (SCC)
Chair - Ellen Polimeni, Mayor, Canandaigua, NY
First Vice Chair - Stuart Gillaspie, Council Member, Burleson, TX
Second Vice Chair - Joe Shumway, Council Member, Laramie, WY

University Communities Council (UCC)
Chair -Pete Haga, Community/Government Relations Officer, Grand Forks, ND
Vice Chair -Alice Rodriguez, Mayor Pro-Tem, Waco, TX
Vice Chair -Leland Cheung, City Councillor, Cambridge, MA

Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF)
Chair- Johnny Dupree, Mayor, Hattiesburg, MS 
Vice Chair - Karl Nurse, Council Member, St. Petersburg, FL
Vice Chair - Kristin Szakos, Vice Mayor, Charlottesville, VA

International Council
Chair - Henrietta Davis, Mayor, Cambridge, MA
Vice Chair - Stephanie Karlin, Vice Mayor, Avondale, AZ

Advisory Council
Chair - Darryl Moss, Mayor, Creedmoor, NC
Vice Chair - Margaret Finlay, Mayor, Duarte, CA
Vice Chair - Sergio Rodriguez, Alderman, New Haven CT

Corporate Partner Leadership Council
Chair - Tom Phillips, Director, Government Affairs - State and Local, Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC
Vice Chair - Alexander Hannah, Vice President, Marketing Communications & Education, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC