Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman is the Legislative Director for Human Development at the National League of Cities, the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments. As a member of the federal team, Stephanie leads NLC’s advocacy, regulatory, and policy efforts on issues including health care, workforce development, education, and poverty for over 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States.

Prior to joining NLC, Stephanie served as associate director for government and community affairs at The New York Public Library, advocating at the local, state and federal level to secure critical funding and laws to support library programming and infrastructure. Formerly, Stephanie worked for the City of New York as the policy director for the NYC Workforce Investment Board as well as in both houses of the United States Congress.

Stephanie received her master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and her bachelor of arts from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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