Washington, DC – National League of Cities President James Mitchell, Jr., has announced the appointment of Mayor Johnny L. DuPree to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2011 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee.
This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions in the areas of community and economic development, financial institutions, international trade, housing, land use, and recreation. Mayor DuPree was also reappointed to the NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) for a second year.
“I have been an active part of NLC for several years, and it is an honor to be selected to serve on both of these committees. NLChas provided a number of development opportunities for the City of Hattiesburg. It has facilitated interactions with other cities and mayors from around the country, focusing on best practices that we can bring back to better our community,” commented Mayor Johnny L. DuPree.
As a member of the Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Steering committee, Mayor DuPree 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 Youth, Education, and Families Council remains unique among NLC standing committees.
In addition to local elected officials, national policy experts and youth leaders also serve as full and active members of the Council, where they oversee and support the work of the NLC’s YEF Institute.
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.