Jim Brooks is the Director for Infrastructure, Transportation and Solutions within NLC’s Center for City Solutions. He joined NLC in November 1988 and has held previous positions in membership services, public affairs, policy development and international programs. Today, he manages a portfolio of work related to transportation, public utilities and related elements of the built environment.  

In a prior role, Jim led NLC’s housing and community development programs. A frequent speaker on U.S. municipal government and federalism issues before both domestic and international audiences, Jim regularly provides commentary and opinion for national and local media outlets. He is author and editor of books, research reports, issue papers, blogs, and feature news articles.