Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee

The Human Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, education, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. Most recently, the Committee’s work has focused on workforce investment strategies to support local economies, including career and technical education and investments in training, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform including a legislative solution for Dreamers, and working to ensure that federal resources to combat the opioid epidemic make it to the local level.

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

HD Chair Gil Ziffer HD Vice Chair Robin Arredondo-Savage HD Vice Chair Angelia Williams

Robin Arredondo-Savage
Tempe, Ariz.

Lindsey Horvath
Mayor Pro Tem
West Hollywood, Calif.

LaWana Mayfield
Charlotte, N.C.


Click here for the 2019 Human Development Committee roster


Summer Board and Leadership Meeting - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis and the Opioid Battle: A Unique Approach to a National Outbreak
Dan O'Donnell, M.D., Chief Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, Indiana University School of Medicine

Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Homelessness: Update and Conversation
Kitty Hsu Dana, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Health & Wellness, National League of Cities

Policy & Resolutions

View the policies and resolutions crafted by and voted on by the Human Development Committee:

2019 Human Development Policy and Resolutions

Click here to view the full 2019 National Municipal Policy book containing each of the Federal Advocacy Committee chapters and resolutions.