Auburn's Peloza appointed to national committee
January 2, 2013 · Updated 5:36 PM
Auburn City Councilman Bill Peloza has been appointed as vice chair of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EENR) in 2013.
NLC president Marie Lopez Rogers, the mayor of Avondale, Ariz., announced Peloza's appointment on Dec. 18.
The committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy, national wetlands, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management. These positions are considered annually by NLC membership and incorporated into the National Municipal Policy. They also help guide NLC's federal advocacy efforts.
Working with Peloza on the committee are Matt Appelbaum, chair, mayor, Boulder, Colo.; and Dina Higgins, vice chair, councilmember, Mesa, Ariz.
"It is a real pleasure for me to take a leadership role on the EENR committee where I have been active for several years," Peloza said. "I look forward in tackling local city issues, developing resolutions and advocating Committee/NLC recommendations to Congress."
The National League of Cities 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.