Councilwoman Welch appointed Chair of National League of Cities Human Development Committee

January 21, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) has been appointed chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Human Development Committee for a second year.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.

"This is certainly an honor to be appointed a second year as Chair of the NLC HD Committee. I value the opportunity to lead this committee of mayors and council members from all over the USA in making known to our federal government the issues of most importance to our cities and towns,” said Welch. “This year committee chairs are also included as members of the NLC Board of Directors. Through the NLC organization we can make policies and advocate for important legislation which affects all Americans."

The appointment was announced by NLC President Ralph E. Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah.

As chair of the committee, Councilwoman Welch will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.

Serving as this year’s vice chairs of the Human Development Committee are Mia Gregerson, deputy mayor, SeaTac, Wash. and William Bell, mayor, Birmingham, Ala.

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The National League of Cities (NLC) 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.