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Fort Collins Councilmembers appointed to National League of Cities committees

Released on Thursday, January 9, 2020
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The National League of Cities (NLC) has appointed several Fort Collins City Councilmembers to serve on federal advocacy committees.

  • Mayor Wade Troxell was re-appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee and cochairs the Transportation Technology subcommittee. The TIS develops policy positions on transportation issues, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, railroads, streets and highways, airports and more. He also represents NLC on the Federal Aviation Administration Drone Advisory Committee as to drone rules impacting municipalities.
  • Mayor Pro Tem Kristin Stephens was appointed as Vice Chair of the Human Development Committee, which develops policy positions on issues involving social services, children, poverty and income support, workforce development, public health care, and more.
  • Councilmember Susan Gutowksy was appointed to the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, which develops policy positions on crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, fire policy, disaster preparedness and relief, and more.
  • Councilmember Emily Gorgol was appointed to the Community and Economic Development Committee, which develops policy positions on housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, and more.

The NLC serves the interests of 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the U.S. as well as professionals working in municipal government.

Its seven federal advocacy committees are comprised of local officials from member cities across the country and represent the interests of local communities to federal policymakers. As committee members, the Fort Collins Councilmembers will play key roles in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of Fort Collins and the region before Congress and with the administration.

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