Fred Strong appointed to National League of Cities committee
–Fred Strong, Paso Robles City Council, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) 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. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
“Every mode of transportation is vital for residents and businesses here in Paso Robles,” said City Manager Tom Frutchey. “We need better rail service and transit service, for example, and additional resources to improve our streets and roads. Fred’s willingness to take on this challenge, and the depth of his knowledge, gives our city and others hope that these issues will be addressed.”
As a committee member, Strong 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.
“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Fred Strong join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Pam O’Connor, councilmember, Santa Monica, California; and Vice Chairs James McDonald, councilmember, Pinecrest, Florida; and Oscar Trevino, mayor, North Richland Hills, Texas.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. The NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. Visit the NLC website for more information about the NLC and its committees.