Lauderhill Commissioner Melissa Dunn has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 CED Federal Advocacy Committee.
The commissioner was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC president Kathy Maness, councilmember of Lexington, South Carolina.
“A seat on this committee gives the City of Lauderhill a voice as the NLC develops policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness,“ said Commissioner Dunn. “In addition, I will have the opportunity to advocate for federal grant programs that support these activities, including the Community Development Block Grant program. This is critical as we work to create a healthier and more prosperous Lauderhill where everyone shines.”
As a committee member, Commissioner Dunn 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 cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.
“Our federal advocacy committees are the voices of what’s happening on the ground in our communities,” said Kathy Maness, councilmember of Lexington, South Carolina, and President of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Commissioner Melissa P. Dunn join NLC’s CED Federal Advocacy Committee on behalf of her residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Craig Thurmond, Mayor, Broken Arrow, OK; Vice Chair Kristopher Dahir, Councilmember, Sparks, NV; and Vice Chair Jesse Matthews, Councilmember, Bessemer, AL.