Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Federal Advocacy Committee

The Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving intergovernmental relations (including Federalism and unfunded mandates), Census, municipal pensions, municipal bonds and capital finance, tax reform, antitrust issues, civil rights, and labor relations. Most recently, the committee has focused on protecting the interests of cities in federal tax reform efforts, including the tax exemption of municipal bonds, and advocating for local taxing authority on online remote sales transactions.

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

FAIR Chair John Kinnaird FAIR Vice Chair Victoria Farrar-Meyer FAIR Vice Chair Mark Shepherd

Chris Brown
City Controller
Houston, Texas

Victoria Farrar-Meyer
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
Arlington, Texas

Mark Shepherd
Clearfield, Utah


Click here for the 2020 Finance Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Roster

Meetings & Events


Policy & Resolutions

View the policies and resolutions crafted by and voted on by the Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee:

2020 Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Policy and Resolutions

Click here to view the full 2020 National Municipal Policy book containing each of the Federal Advocacy Committee chapters and resolutions.