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

John HolmanJohn H. Holman, Auburn Councilmember, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 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 Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.

“It is critical Auburn be involved regionally and nationally," stated Holman. "Auburn is no longer a small rural town. It has a sense of its potential as it evolves into an urban, networked, innovative, and collaborative city in its own right. Metropolitan areas, like our own Puget Sound region, are transforming America’s economy and political conversation from the bottom up.  Change is inevitable.  We can do nothing and let events randomly alter us or we can plan to achieve the best possible outcomes and a brighter future from that inevitable process.”

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.

The chair of this year’s Community and Economic Development Committee is Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Mike Wojcik, councilmember, Rochester, Minn. and Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit the NLC Committee webpage.

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.