01/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 13:21
Aurora Council Members Marsha Berzins and Angela Lawson have received appointments to National League of Cities (NLC) federal advocacy committees for 2020.
Berzins, who represents Aurora's Ward III, has been appointed to the NLC Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee. The committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.
Lawson, who is an at-large council member, has been appointed to the NLC's Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee. The committee is responsible for leading NLC's policy development and advocacy on transportation connectivity, including federal funding, safety and innovation in all modes of transportation.
As committee members, Berzins and Lawson provide a voice for Aurora's priorities at a national level and help NLC advocate on behalf of America's cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.
The National League of Cities, based in Washington, D.C., serves as a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages. For more information on NLC's committees, go to NLC.org/advocacy/committees.