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 2020, his second term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Joe Buscaino, councilmember from Los Angeles.
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.
"Bringing the Arizona perspective to the FAIR committee is important, and I am glad I can provide that viewpoint," Councilmember Whittaker said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on this committee to shape policies that will make a difference in cities across the country."
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. The City of Mesa joined NLC in 1966.