City Councilmember McArthur Appointed to National League of Cities Committee

duncannewportraitDuncan McArthur, Councilmember for Grand Junction, Colorado, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 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 Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.

Councilmember McArthur commented “I’m proud and pleased to be appointed to this instrumental committee at the NLC. Since being appointed to the committee for 2016, I have attempted to bring a balanced view to the issues being addressed by the committee and bring attention to the impacts to Grand Junction and the region. I look forward to continuing this effort.”

As a member of the committee, Mr. McArthur 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 new administration and at home.

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Salvatore Panto, Jr., mayor, Easton, Pennsylvania, and Vice Chairs Hattie Portis-Jones, councilmember, Fairburn, Georgia, and Cynthia Pratt, deputy mayor, Lacey, Washington.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

About the National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

Contact: Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager  970-244-1507

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