Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Human Development (HD) federal advocacy committee.
This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.
The reappointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
“I look forward to continuing the important work of the NLC HD Committee. With a new year come continued challenges in health care, job creation, poverty and a wide range of other social issues. There is nothing more important than a strong relationship between cities and counties and the federal government as we serve our communities,” said Welch.
As a committee member, Councilwoman Welch 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 Councilwoman Vicki Welch 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 Gil Ziffer, mayor pro tempore, Tallahassee, Florida; and Vice Chairs Angelia Washington, councilmember, Jacksonville, North Carolina; and Robin Arredondo-Savage, vice mayor, Tempe, Arizona.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.