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Vice Mayor Lavonta Williams Appointed to NLC Steering Committee

Contact: Dale Goter, Government Relations Manager |

Washington, DC – National League of Cities President Ted Ellis, has announced the appointment of Wichita Vice Mayor Lavonta Williams to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2012 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee.

The committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, Ind.

“The programs covered by this NLC committee have a dramatic impact on the City of Wichita,” Vice Mayor Williams said.”My service on this committee will provide a unique opportunity to maximize our community’s access to these resources.”

As a member of the committee, Vice Mayor Williams will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home.

The chair of this year’s Community and Economic Development Committee is Neal Andrews, Council Member, Ventura, CA. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Frank “Tony” Thomas, Alderman, Savannah, GA, and Priscilla R. Tyson, Council Member, Columbus, OH.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

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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