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Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza lands National League of Cities appointment

Bill PelozaWashington, DC – Bill Peloza, Councilmember, City of Auburn, Wash. has been appointed as Vice Chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EENR) in 2013. Peloza’s appointment was announced on Dec. 18, 2012 by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Ariz.

The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy, national wetlands, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management. These positions are considered annually by NLC membership and incorporated into the National Municipal Policy. They also help guide NLC’s federal advocacy efforts.

Working with Peloza on the committee are Matt Appelbaum, Chair, Mayor, Boulder, Colo. and Dina Higgins, Vice Chair, Councilmember, Mesa, Ariz.

“Our committee leadership plays an integral role in shaping NLC’s policy positions. I look forward to working with these dedicated city leaders as we advocate NLC’s message and priorities on Capitol Hill, with the Administration and in our cities and towns across the country,” said Mayor Lopez Rogers.

“It is a real pleasure for me to take a leadership role on the EENR committee where I have been active for several years. I look forward in tackling local city issues, developing resolutions and advocating Committee/NLC recommendations to Congress,” said Peloza.

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.

National League of Cities Contact:
Gregory Minchak
202-626-3003
Minchak@nlc.org

Ally Freeman
202-626-3186
Freeman@nlc.org