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East Point councilwoman to serve on Nationl League of Cities’ committee

Stephanie Gordon, Councilmember of East Point, has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Finance,

Administration and Intergovernmental Relations federal advocacy committee, according to a press release.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC

President Karen Freeman- Wilson, mayor, Gary, Indiana.

“I highly anticipate being a voice for East Point in serving on the FAIR committee,” said Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon, City of East Point. “This national platform allows us an opportunity to glean from programs that can be replicated in our city and to be an advocate on a varied scope of matters including municipal decision making, intergovernmental relations and finance.”

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As a committee member, Councilwoman Gordon will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.

“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what’s happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and president of the National League of Cities. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Chris Brown, City Controller, Houston, Texas, Vice Chair Leondrae Camel, City Manager, South Bay, Florida, and Vice Chair Catherine Dauler, Councilmember, State College, Pennsylvania.

Information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.

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