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City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 14, 2013
Councilman Davis appointed to NLC’s Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee
City of Kansas City, Mo., First District Councilman Dick Davis has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2013 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. This committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit; streets and highways; aviation; railroads; and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, Ariz.
“Over the last 50 years, the growth of our metropolitan area has been guided by federal transportation programs. Our interstate highway system, the Kansas City International Airport and our public transit system are all products that became possible because of federal programs,” Councilman Davis said. “It is crucial that our City, working through our National League of Cities, be an active participant as these programs evolve, and we ensure that any such changes benefit our City and our metropolitan area.”
As a member of the committee, Councilman Davis 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 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee is Ron Roberts, mayor of Temecula, Calif. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Patsy Kinsey, councilwoman for Charlotte, N.C., and Mary McComber, councilwoman for Oak Park Heights, Minn.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, please visit http://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, representingmore than 218 million Americans.
For media inquiries, please contact Jackie Burton, legislative aide to Councilman Davis, at 816-513-6505.