This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management. The appointment was announced by NLC president and Gary, Indiana mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve on the National League of Cities Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee,” said Council Member Briggs. “Thanks to the continuing efforts of our citizens, staff, and City leadership, Denton is a recognized leader among cities across the United States. Serving on this team alongside representatives from other leading cities is an effort to ensure that national policies are informed by relevant and workable solutions that have been developed, implemented, and proven at the local level. Now more than ever, strong advocacy by local leaders is needed at the federal level in these key areas.”
As a committee member, Briggs 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.
“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what's happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson. “I am proud to have Council Member Briggs join NLC's Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee on behalf of her residents. Together, with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Hattie Portis-Jones, Councilmember, Fairburn, Georgia; Vice Chair TJ Cawley, Mayor, Morrisville, North Carolina; and Vice Chair Gerry Horak, Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Collins, Colorado.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees