Regional
11:34 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Smith Appointed To National Committee

Las Cruces City Councillor Gregory Z. Smith, Dist. 2, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. The committee has the lead responsibility 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.

 “With Spaceport America nearing completion just north of us and the Union Pacific Rail Facility moving forward just south of us, Las Cruces is poised to take on new and vital roles in transportation in the very near future,” Smith says. “From how we get around now on a daily basis to how we will get farther while treading more gently in the future, what we do with transportation is key.  I am honored to have been appointed, and I look forward to the benefits to this community coming at multiple levels.” The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.

As a member of the committee, Smith 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 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, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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