Election Pamphlet

Councilmember Thompson Appointed to NLC Economic Development Committee

January 12, 2022 at 2:42 pm

The National League of Cities (NLC) appoints District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson to its Community and Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee for 2022, his sixth term on the committee. NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia, announced Councilmember Thompson's and other Mesa appointments this January.

The CED Committee is charged with issues involving community and economic development related issues such as identifying barriers to affordable housing, proper use of Community Development Block Grant dollars and best practices in developing international competitiveness in the economic development realm.

"I am honored that I can continue to represent Mesa on the national stage," said Councilmember Thompson. "I look forward to refocusing the discussions and bringing attention to workforce housing, small and medium business expansion for job creation, working to identify barriers to employing our veterans and their spouses, and barriers to employing disenfranchised populations."

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 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. The City of Mesa joined NLC in 1966.

Contact: Kevin Christopher
(480) 644-4699