WASHINGTON – Salisbury, MD Mayor Jake Day has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo.
Mayor Day will not only bring his experience in city economic development to the Committee, but will bring leading strategies home to Salisbury. “Cities are economic engines, comprised of the places we live and play, the businesses that create jobs and the people who those jobs represent”, said Mayor Day. “I am honored to help our cities become even more efficient and productive and to lobby our federal leaders to support those efforts.”
As a member of the committee, Mayor Day will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.
The chair of the Community and Economic Development committee is Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.
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.