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Mayor Pro Tem Williams Appointed to NLC Committee

B. J. Williams, Garland Mayor Pro Tem (District 4), has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean, Council Member, Joplin, MO.

As a member of the committee, Council Member B. J. Williams 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.

Closer to home, as member of this critical NLC public policy committee, Council Member Williams looks forward to continuing to work in partnership with fellow elected and appointed officials, DOT, Texas Transportation Commission, Regional Transportation Committee (RTC), TXDOT and constituents to obtain final approval for the funding and construction of the Garland's critical 635 East Project, as well as critical infrastructure improvements along the Interstate 30 East corridor.

The Chair of this year’s Transportation Infrastructure & Services Committee is Patrick Wojahn, Mayor College Park, MD.  Serving as this year’s Vice Chairs are Greg Evans, Council Member, Eugene, OR, and Pam O’Connor, Council Member, Santa Monica, CA.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

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.