Marvin Johnson gets National League of Cities posts

Mayor Marvin D. Johnson, of Independence, has been reappointed to the National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing the NLC 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 Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, Ariz.

As a member of the committee, Johnson 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 committee meets four times during the year. The first meeting will be in Washington D. C. in March, and the drafted policy will be adopted at the NLC Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash. in December.

Lopez Rogers, also reappointed Johnson to the Small Cities Steering Council.

The National League of Cities is the nations’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, and represents more than 218 million Americans.