Wales, Peloza appointed to National League of Cities steering committees

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Auburn City Councilmembers Largo Wales and Bill Peloza have been appointed chairpersons of National League of Cities (NLC) steering committees.

NLC president Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minn., announced the appointments this week.

Wales will head the Human Development Steering Committee, which has 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.

Peloza: 'It's a real honor'

Peloza will lead the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee, which has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, solid and hazardous waste management and climate change or global warming issues.

"This is a real honor to receive a chair leadership position on one of the seven NLC policy committees," Peloza said. "As council representative for the City of Auburn, this appointment will allow me to share and exchange common interests among the many other city officials on the committee."

The 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.

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