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. 

2020 Roster: 

  • Chair: Chris Brown, City Controller, Houston, TX 
  • Vice Chair: Victoria Farrar-Meyer, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Arlington, TX 
  • Vice Chair: Mark Shepherd, Mayor, Clearfield, UT 

Meetings and Events accordion 


  • Congressional City Conference, March 8-11, Washington, DC 
  • Summer Board and Leadership Meeting, June 16-18, Virtual 
  • City Summit, November 18-21, Tampa, FL 
View the policies and resolutions crafted by and voted on by the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Commmitee 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. 

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