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

Vice Chair

EENR Chair Cynthia Pratt EENR Vice Chair Hattie Portis-Jones EENR Vice Chair Gerry Horak

Hattie Portis-Jones
Fairburn, Ga.

TJ Cawley
Morrisville, N.C.

Gerry Horak
Mayor Pro Tem
Fort Collins, Colo.


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

Meetings & Events


  • Congressional City Conference, March 10-13, Washington, DC
  • Summer Board and Leadership Meeting, June 25-27, Indianapolis, IN
  • City Summit, November 20-23, San Antonio, TX

Summer Board and Leadership Meeting

Little Rock Water Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities
Greg Ramon, Chief Executive Officer, Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority
Tad Bohannon, Chief Executive Officer, Central Arkansas Water

The State of Sustainability in Little Rock
Melinda Glasgow, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Little Rock

City Summit

Introducing Resilient Los Angeles
Marissa Aho, Resilience Director, City of Los Angeles, California

Policy & Resolutions