MAYOR PAWLOWSKIMayor Ed Pawlowski has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, the Mayor of Avondale, Arizona.

“I am very excited to accept this appointment,” said Pawlowski. “I cannot understate the importance of the federal government’s role in these issues, especially the recent reductions in Community Development Block Grant funds and their effect on city programs. I welcome the opportunity to have a voice in developing and articulating the NLC’s positions.”

As a member of the committee, Pawlowski will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration and at home.

The chair of this year’s Community and Economic Development Committee is Frank (Tony) Thomas, the council chair from Savannah, Georgia.  Serving as this year’s vice-chairs are Ronald Garcia, the Mayor of Brea, California and Priscilla Tyson a council member from Columbus, Ohio.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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