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John Holman Appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

John HolmanWashington, D.C. – Deputy Mayor John Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering 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 Ralph E. Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Auburn has weathered the great recession and has come out the other side fiscally sound,” says Holman. “The forecast is for a growing economy over the next two years.  Auburn is well poised and ready to take advantage of a rebounding economy. This is a time to embrace innovation and re-commit to responsible growth and job creation.”

As a member of the committee, Holman 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. This is his third year on the committee and second year on steering committee.

The chair of this year’s Community and Economic Development Committee is Mike Wojcik, councilmember, Rochester, Minn. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla. and Johnny DuPree, mayor, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Learn more links to external siteabout the NLC’s other committees and councils.

The National League of Cities (NLC) 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.