Councilmember McArthur Re-Appointed to National League of Cities Committee

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Grand Junction City Councilmember Duncan McArthur has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 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 Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana.

Upon his appointment, Duncan commented, “I am pleased to be appointed to this important committee for the NLC for the fourth year in a row and to be the lone appointee from the western slope of Colorado. EENR has concentrated on bringing attention to castastrophic weather such as hurricanes, rising seas and flooding. My goal is to gain equal emphasis on issues important to Grand Junction, the State of Colorado and the western United States such as water conservation and forest management.”

As a committee member, Councilmember 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.

“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 Councilmember Duncan McArthur join NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 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 Hattie Portis-Jones, Councilmember, Fairburn, GA; Vice Chair TJ Cawley, Mayor, Morrisville, NC; and Vice Chair Gerry Horak, Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Collins, CO.

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org


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. www.nlc.org

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