B.A. City Reps Appointed to National Committees
The National League of Cities has appointed elected officials from the City of Broken Arrow to a number of federal advocacy committees for one-year terms.
BA councilors will represent committees on Community & Economic Development; Transportation & Infrastructure; Public Safety & Crime Prevention; and Energy, Environment & Natural Resources.
Mayor Craig Thurmond and Councilor Christi Gillespie – Community & Economic Development Committee
The Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. Thurmond has been on this committee for 14 years and served as committee chair in 2016.
Vice Mayor Scott Eudey – Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
The Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports.
Councilor Debra Wimpee – Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee
The Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.
Councilor Johnnie Parks – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee
The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management.
The National League of Cities (NLC) 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. Each of the committees play a central role in developing NLC’s federal policy positions.