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Hopkins, MN – Molly Cummings, mayor, Hopkins, MN, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Human Development (HD) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marc Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
“I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of Hopkins on the Human Development Advocacy Committee,” said Cummings. “Cities are being asked to address more and more serious issues at a local level. It is imperative that we work closely with the NLC to develop federal policy positions on these issues that affect every member of our community and to advocate for the resources necessary to address these challenges.”
As a member of the committee, Cummings 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 new administration and at home.
“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said NLC President Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Molly Cummings join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gil Ziffer, mayor pro tempore, Tallahassee, Florida; and Vice Chairs Angelia Washington, councilmember, Jacksonville, North Caroline; and Robin Arredondo-Savage, vice mayor, Tempe, Arizona.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.