The Information Technology and Communications Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving broadband access and affordability, net neutrality, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, wireless facilities siting, smart cities, and cybersecurity. Most recently, the Committee’s work has focused on defending against federal preemption of wireless facilities siting authority, closing the digital divide, and broadband consumer protections for city residents.
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: Corina Lopez, Councilmember, San Leandro, CA
- Vice Chair: Alix Desulme, Vice Mayor, North Miami, FL
- Vice Chair: Joseph Goldstein, Councilmember, Marietta, GA
2020 Meetings and Events
Congressional City Conference:
- NTIA’s Minority Broadband Initiative - Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Working With the FCC to Protect Consumers - Lyle Ishida, Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
- Preemption Litigation: What Happened and What’s Next – Gerard Lederer, Partner, Best Best & Krieger
- Loveland Pulse – John Fogle, Councillor, City of Loveland, Colorado
- Marietta Smart Initiatives – Joseph Goldstein, Councilman, City of Marietta, Georgia
View the policies and resolutions crafted by and voted on by the Information Technology and Communications Committee:
2020 Information Technology and Communications Policy and Resolutions
Click here to view the full 2020 National Municipal Policy book containing each of the Federal Advocacy Committee chapters and resolutions.