Mark A. Douglas, Commissioner of the City of Sunrise, has been appointed as Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee and to the Board of the NLC, as well as member of the Florida League of Cities (FLC) Advocacy Committee.
These leadership appointments distinguish the 18-year Sunrise resident and two-term official among State and national elected officials.
The League roles add to the Commissioner’s experience as a member of the Board of the Broward League of Cities, current service on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT), and the Broward County Bar Association. In the recent elections this November, he was returned to office as City Commissioner of City of Sunrise without opposition.
“Sunrise has been a regional leader in advocacy and championing important policies and these roles will allow for me to lead new efforts statewide and nationally by building strong support for vital legislative priorities for affecting the people of Sunrise, the State of Florida and indeed, nationally,” said Commissioner Douglas.
Following Commissioner Douglas’ two years as a member-at-large of the FAIR Committee, NLC President Kathy Maness has now appointed him as chair of the Committee during which time he will also serve on the Board of the NLC.
This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s Federal positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, citizen participation and civil rights, and municipal authority, among other issues.
“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 Mark A. Douglas lead NLC’s Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on behalf of his 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 National League of Cities 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. Learn more at www.nlc.org.
“Advocacy is one of the primary missions of the Florida League of Cities and it is my pleasure to appoint Commissioner Mark A. Douglas as a member of the new and improved 2020-2021 Advocacy Committee to fulfill this important goal,” said Tony Ortiz, Commissioner of Orlando, Florida and FLC President.
The FLC Advocacy Committee is responsible for building support amongst the League membership and the Florida Legislature for key legislative priorities as well as providing strategic direction on the Leagues’ lobbying initiatives.
The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments since 1922. Members represent more than 400 cities, towns and villages in the Sunshine State. Learn more at www.floridaleagueofcities.com.