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Councilmember Largo Wales appointed to NLC Steering Committee on Human Development

Largo WalesWashington, DC – Auburn Councilmember Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Human Development Steering 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 appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.

"It is a great honor to be chosen to serve on the Human Development Steering Committee," said Councilmember Wales. "I look forward to working with my colleagues from all over the United States on federal issues and policies that will benefit all of our cities."

As a member of the committee, Councilmember Wales 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 Human Development Committee is Mary Dorothy La Marche, Vice Mayor, Farragut, TN. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Van R. Johnson, II, Mayor Pro Tem, Savannah, GA and Vicki Welch, Council Member, Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.