FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2019
The Municipality of Norristown
Councilwoman Sonya Sanders Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’
Human Development Committee
WASHINGTON — Councilwoman Sonya Sanders has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 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 Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles, California.
As a committee member, Sanders 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.
“NLC’s federal advocacy committees ensure policymakers in Washington understand the most pressing issues facing local communities,” said Joe Buscaino, councilmember of Los Angeles, California, and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Sonya Sanders join NLC's Human Development committee on behalf of her residents. Together, with a team of local officials from across the country, we will strengthen the federal-local partnership, and ultimately create stronger cities, towns and villages.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Lindsey Horvath, Mayor Pro Tem, West Hollywood, California, Vice Chair Elizabeth Carr-Hurst, Mayor, Fairburn, Georgia and Vice Chair Kristin Stephens, Mayor Pro Tem, Fort Collins, Colorado.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/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. www.nlc.org