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.
- Chair: Ellen Smith, Councilmember, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
- Vice Chair: Cindy Dyballa, Councilmember, Tacoma Park, Maryland
- Vice Chair: Adrian Hernandez, Councilmember, Pearland, Texas
2021 Meetings and Events
- Congressional City Conference, March 7-10, Virtual
- Summer Board and Leadership Meeting, TBD
- City Summit, November 17-21, Salt Lake City, Utah
Congressional City Conference, March 2020
- Legal Considerations for Municipal Decarbonization
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:
Click here to view the full 2021 National Municipal Policy book containing each of the Federal Advocacy Committee chapters and resolutions.