District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) Human Development (HD) 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 Human Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.
"I am honored to once again represent Mesa on the HD Committee," Councilmember Heredia said. "The City of Mesa encounters concerns that many other cities and towns in the United States face and this committee gives me the opportunity to discuss with other communities their experiences and strategies, which I can then share with my colleagues in Mesa."
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.