Councilmember Duncan McArthur Appointed to National Committee

Duncan McArthur

Grand Junction City Councilmember Duncan McArthur has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 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 Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Upon his appointment, Duncan commented, “This will be my third year serving on the EENR committee and I do not think there is another committee with the National League of Cities that more directly impacts the issues that are important to the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County. During my tenure on EENR, I have been able to bring the impacts of federal regulations on communities whose economy is dependent on energy development to the forefront. As the only representative from western Colorado on the committee, I’m honored to be appointed again to EENR and intend to work hard to represent not only the City of Grand Junction, but the entire Western Slope of Colorado.”

As a committee member, 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 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 NLC President Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Duncan McArthur 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 Cynthia Pratt, deputy mayor, Lacey, Washington; and Vice Chairs Hattie Portis Jones, mayor pro tem, Fairburn, Georgia; and Gerry Horak, mayor pro tem, Fort Collins, Colorado.

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit:

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

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.

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