NLC's 2015 Leadership and Steering Committee Appointments Process Gets Underway
The process for leadership and membership appointments to NLC's Committees and Councils is now officially underway.
"Achieving the goals of NLC's bold strategic plan and ensuring that local governments collectively have a powerful advocacy voice in Washington, can only be realized with the strong leadership of the chairs and vice chairs of NLC's committees and councils, along with committee membership, and NLC's five constituency groups," said NLC Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony.
Leadership Positions Open
The incoming NLC President will appoint chairs and vice chairs to NLC's Policy and Advocacy Committees; the Council on Youth, Education, and Families; the International Council; the Large Cities Council; the Military Communities Council; the First Tier Suburbs Council; the Small Cities Council; and the University Communities Council.
City officials from NLC member cities who are interested in serving as Chairs and Vice Chairs should complete and submit online applications and biographical statements by October 3. Committee chairs and vice chairs will be notified of their selection in late October or early November.
Steering Committee Membership Positions Open
In addition, the incoming President will appoint city officials to be members of the Policy and Advocacy Steering Committees, the University Communities Council Steering Committee; and the Small Cities Council Steering Committee.
City officials from NLC member cities who are interested in serving as members on one of these Committees should complete and submit online applications by November 24. The Steering Committee appointments will be announced in December.
All appointments will be for a one year term.
"2015 will be an important year as we continue to implement the strategic plan and transform NLC into the most relevant, powerful force for cities that it can be. Now is the time to get active in NLC by leading or joining a committee. If you have a passion for advocacy and public policy and want to engage with federal policy decision makers about the effects of federal legislation on your city, then you should be a part of NLC's Committees and Councils. The leadership and membership of these groups will be essential to our success in Washington and our communities next year," said Anthony.
To learn more about these committees and councils and to complete the online application, visit the NLC website. All committees and councils will meet for the first time at the Congressional City Conference, which will be held March 7-11, 2015, in Washington, D.C.