EVANSTON, IL — Clare Kelly, Council Member of Evanston, Illinois has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee, an NLC federal advocacy committee.
Council Member Kelly was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on municipal pensions, municipal bonds, capital finance, tax reform, antitrust issues, civil rights, labor relations, intergovernmental relations and more. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington.
“Evanston is tackling serious issues related to Fire and Police pensions, bond debt and the budget process,” says Kelly. “These are areas where the NLC’s Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Committee (FAIR) can provide important guidance and advocacy to cities nationwide. I’m honored to be appointed to the NLC’s FAIR committee and to have the opportunity to work with municipal leaders nationwide together on these important topics for our residents and for our cities.”
As a member of NLC’s FInance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations committee, Council Member Kelly will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns and villages 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 President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington. “I am excited to have Council Member Kelly serve on the Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations committee and look forward to working with her to ensure every city, town and village in this nation has the resources they need to thrive.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Mark Shepherd, Mayor of Clearfield, Utah; Vice Chair Sue Osborne, Mayor of Fenton, Michigan; and Vice Chair Brandon Jones, Mayor Pro Tem of Lewisville, Texas.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: https://www.nlc.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy-committees/.