Greater Tulsa Reporter
Three Broken Arrow officials have been appointed to serve on committees with the National League of Cities (NLC).
Mayor Craig Thurmond was elected to serve another term on the NLC Board of Directors.
City Councilor Scott Eudey will serve on the NLC 2017 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee.
City Councilor Mike Lester has been reappointed to the NLC 2017 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee.
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.
In his role on the board, Thurmond will help guide NLC’s strategic direction and set the organization’s advocacy priorities and operational goals. Board members are selected by a 15-member nominating committee and are confirmed by a vote by NLC’s membership.
“Having served on the board this past year, I have had opportunities to represent Broken Arrow at the national level,” says Thurmond. “I look forward to serving again on the board and continuing to push for our community’s best interests.”
Eudey’s role on the Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee will involve 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 committee has the lead responsibility of developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports.
Lester will work with the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee, which has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions in the areas of crime prevention, public safety, homeland security, disaster preparedness and response, substance abuse, and municipal fire policy.
“The Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee is continually seeking ways to better protect our citizens and those that serve us each day,” says Lester.