WASHINGTON — Mila Besich, Mayor, Superior, Arizona has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee.
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 Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles, Calif. “I am excited to be appointed to and participate in this important committee. Superior has a unique opportunity to share its experience and knowledge about how policies around energy, environment and natural resources impact the quality of life, economy and daily administration of a small rural town. This is especially important for communities like Superior, which is located in the heart of the Arizona’s copper industry. As a committee member, Besich 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.
“NLC’s federal advocacy committees ensure policymakers in Washington understand the most pressing issues facing local communities,” said Joe Buscaino, councilmember of Los Angeles, Calif., and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Mila Besich join NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee on behalf of the residents of Superior.
Together, with a team of local officials from across the country, we will strengthen the federal-local partnership, and ultimately create stronger cities, towns and villages.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair TJ Cawley, Mayor, Morrisville, North Carolina, Vice Chair Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Vice Chair Ellen Smith, Councilmember, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/ advocacy/committees.