The Community and Economic Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. In addition, the Committee leads efforts in support of federal grant programs that support these activities, including the Community Development Block Grant program. 

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. 

2024 Leadership
  • Chair: Kristopher Dahir, Councilmember, Sparks, NV
  • Vice Chair: Angela Birney, Mayor, City of Redmond, WA
  • Vice Chair: Jeffrey Boney, City Councilmember, City of Missouri City, TX
  • Vice Chair: Cindy Silva, Mayor, City of Walnut Creek, CA
2024 Meetings and Events
2024 National Municipal Policy

View the full 2024 National Municipal Policy book containing each of the Federal Advocacy Committee chapters and resolutions.