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. 

2020 Roster
  • Chair: TJ Cawley, Mayor, Morrisville, NC 
  • Vice Chair: Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman, Milwaukee, WI 
  • Vice Chair: Ellen Smith, Councilmember, Oakridge, TN 
2020 Meetings and Events:
  • Congressional City Conference, March 8-11, Washington, DC 
  • Summer Board and Leadership Meeting, June 16-18, Virtual 
  • City Summit, November 18-21, Tampa, FL 

Congressional City Conference, March 2020 

Amy Turner, Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law 

Climate Research Scholar, Columbia Law School 

View the policies and resolutions crafted by and voted on by the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee: 

2020 Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Policy and Resolutions 
  

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