Marietta councilman appointed to National League of Cities committee

Marietta City Councilman Joseph Goldstein has been appointed to serve on the National League of Cities 2020 Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee.

The committee help shapes NLC policy on issues such as privacy concerns, cable television and phone services, broadcasting, telecommunications and defending city rights-of-way from destruction caused by companies installing their equipment.

Goldstein, who has been named vice chair of the committee, will play a role in honing the organization’s positions and advocating on behalf of cities and towns before Congress.

“Being able to have many different cities stand up and amplify their voices in the information, technology and communication realms of federal policy is the best way we, Marietta and other cities, can be heard and for us to protect cities’ rights while working with both the state and federal governments and the private sector to promote growth and development in these areas,” Goldstein said. “Being on this committee will help keep Marietta abreast of current technology and communication issues affecting cities across the nation.”

Goldstein owns and operates JRG 30 Whitlock Ave, LLC, his own real estate company, and serves as leasing manager for his family’s real estate company, Marietta Properties, LLC.

Goldstein is in his first term on the City Council. He was elected to the seat in 2017, succeeding his father, Philip Goldstein, who served on the Council for more than 35 years.

The National League of Cities is an advocacy organization for 19,000 member cities and towns across America. For more information, visit the National League of Cities website.

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