Broken Arrow City Councilors Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Committees

The National League of Cities has appointed elected officials from the City of Broken Arrow to several federal advocacy committees for one-year terms and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointments were announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia.

Mayor Debra Wimpee/Councilor Lisa Ford – Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee and Women in Municipal Government Board
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. This is Mayor Wimpee’s third year and Councilor Ford’s first year.
One of NLC’s five constituency groups, Women in Municipal Government, brings together female municipal leaders to network and share best practices. WIMG serves as a forum for communication and networking among local elected officials and their colleagues.
Vice Mayor Christi Gillespie – Community and Economic Development Committee and Women in Municipal Government Board
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. In addition, the Committee leads efforts in support of federal grant programs that support these activities, including the Community Development Block Grant program. Vice Mayor Gillespie served on this committee in 2019-2020 and returns for her third year in 2022. She is also on the board for Women in Municipal Government.
Councilor Scott Eudey – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
The Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee is responsible for leading NLC’s policy development and advocacy on transportation connectivity, including federal funding, safety, and innovation in all modes of transportation. The Committee’s policy development includes working subcommittees on roads and bridges, transit, rail, aviation and ports, as well as transportation technology. Councilor Eudey has served on this committee since 2016.
Councilor Johnnie Parks – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee
The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for developing policy and leading NLC’s advocacy on infrastructure and sustainability-related issues such as water infrastructure, water quality, air quality, energy, climate change, solid and hazardous waste management, local food systems, and public lands. Most recently, the committee has focused on issues pertaining to water infrastructures, such as financing mechanisms and addressing community and residential affordability, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and community resilience. Councilor Parks has served on this committee since 2019.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization, comprised of city, town, and village leaders that are focused on improving the quality of life for their current and future constituents. NLC is a resource and advocate for over 19,000 cities, towns, and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. As a member of  an NLC committee, Broken Arrow City Councilors will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s municipalities before Congress, with the administration and at home.
“NLC’s federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve,” said NLC Presidents Mayor Vince Williams. “I am excited to have Mayor Wimpee, Vice Mayor Gillespie, and Councilors Eudey, Ford, and Parks serve on these committees and look forward to working with them to fulfill the promise of America’s cities, towns, and villages.”
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