Five Council Members Appointed to 2020 NLC Policy Committees
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 20, 2019, December 20, 2019

Arlington City Council members Sheri Capehart, Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers, Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley, Dr. Ignacio Nuñez, and Marvin Sutton have received appointments to National League of Cities (NLC) policy committees for 2020.

Editor's Note: The article was updated Jan. 8, 2020 to reflect Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley's additional committee appointment.

Arlington City Council members Sheri Capehart, Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers, Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley, Dr. Ignacio Nuñez, and Marvin Sutton have received appointments to National League of Cities (NLC) policy committees for 2020.

Capehart has been reappointed to the NLC Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC's federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities.

Dr. Farrar-Myers has been reappointed to the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations federal advocacy committee as vice chair. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC's federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority.

Dr. Nuñez has been appointed to the Community and Economic Development federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC's federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness.

Dr. Odom-Wesley and Sutton have been appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC's federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. Dr. Odom-Wesley was also appointed to the 2020 Race, Equity and Leadership Council.

As member of these committees, Capehart, Dr. Farrar-Myers, Dr. Nuñez, Dr. Odom-Wesley and Sutton will play key roles in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America's cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home.

For more information on NLC's other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

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