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Mesa councilman appointed to national committee

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:30 pm

District 4 Councilmember Chris Glover has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) steering committee. This will be Councilmember Glover’s second term on the FAIR steering committee, which is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, Census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority.

Councilmember Glover will also continue to serve on the Council on Youth, Education and Families (YEF) for a third term. The membership of the YEF Council, unlike any other NLC committee or council, is composed of not only local elected officials, but also youth members and representatives from major national organizations and corporations concerned about children and families. The Council also oversees the work of NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. NLC launched the YEF Institute in January 2000 in recognition of the unique and influential roles that mayors, city council members and other local leaders can play in strengthening families and improving outcomes for children and youth.

“Representing Mesa on the FAIR steering committee and bringing the Arizona perspective to the discussions is an important role for me,” Councilmember Glover said. “It is also an honor to be able to serve a third term with the YEF Council. I look forward to continuing to serve on this unique committee.”

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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