Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee

The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for developing policy and leading NLC’s advocacy on infrastructure and sustainability-related issues such as water infrastructure and water quality, air quality, energy, climate change, solid and hazardous waste management, local food systems, and public lands. Most recently, the committee has focused on issues pertaining to water infrastructure, such as financing mechanisms and addressing community and residential affordability, and climate change mitigation, adaptation and community resilience.

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.  


Committee Roster



Vice Chair

EENR Chair Cynthia Pratt   EENR Vice Chair Hattie Portis-Jones

Hattie Portis-Jones
Fairburn, Ga.


TJ Cawley
Morrisville, N.C.


Click here for the 2019 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee roster


Congressional City Conference - Washington, DC

Improving Local Recycling in Response to China's Import Restrictions
David Biderman, Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America

Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative
James Ritchotte, Director, Climate Mayors

Summer Board and Leadership Meeting - Indianapolis, IN

Cities Can Make a Difference: The Emissions Reduction Potential of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
Dan Bresette, Executive Director, Energy Efficient Codes Council and Senior Vice President, Alliance to Save Energy 

Thrive Indianapolis: Indy's Plan for Community Resilience + Sustainability
Brad Beaubien, Administrator, Division of Long-Range Planning, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis Indiana 

City Summit - San Antonio, TX


Policy & Resolutions