From Local Sources
HUNTINGBURG -- Denny Spinner, mayor of Huntingburg, Indiana, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 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 Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.
“Having the opportunity to serve on this committee is important as Huntingburg is engaged in a major transportation project that will not only have local impact, but regionally and nationally, as well,” said Spinner. “Having a national view of the issues facing Indiana, and giving Huntingburg and other rural communities a voice at the table, is vital. I thank Mayor Freeman-Wilson for the appointment and look forward to working with her in strengthening infrastructure for all Hoosiers.”
As a committee member, Spinner 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.
“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what's happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Denny join NLC's Transportation and Infrastructure Services committee on behalf of his residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair James McDonald, Councilmember, Pinecrest, Florida, Vice Chair Glenn Otto, Councilmember, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Vice Chair Kate Kruller, Councilmember, Tukwila, Washington.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.