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Councilwoman Butler Reappointed To National League of Cities Community And Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee

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Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness.

The reappointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

“It is an honor to continue to serve on the Community and Economic Development Committee. The work of this committee is important to maintaining a strong working relationship with Federal officials to ensure their involvement and support in the positive growth we are experiencing in Metro Louisville,” said Butler

As a committee member, Councilwoman Butler 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.

“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said NLC President Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Marianne Butler join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gina Bivens, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas; and Vice Chairs Lou La Monte, mayor, Malibu, California; and Kevin Thompson, councilmember, Mesa, Arizona.

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.

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