District 2 Councilmember Jeremy Whittaker has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee for 2019, his second term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.
The FAIR Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, Census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, anti-trust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority.
"I look forward to once again representing Mesa and the State of Arizona on the FAIR committee," Councilmember Whittaker said. "Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all American citizens by sharing ideas and shaping policies using experiences from all over the United States."
The National League of Cities is the nation's largest and most prestigious organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, town and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
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.