Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Council Member Leslie Pool Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2022 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Council Member Pool was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia.

“It is an honor to serve a third consecutive year on the NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee. This opportunity gives me the ability to continue our fight against the climate crisis we are in and the inequities that come with it,” said Council Member Pool.

As a member of NLC’s EENR committee, Council Member Pool will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s municipalities before Congress, with the administration and at home, particularly around building sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve,” said NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. “I am excited to have Council Member Pool serve on the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee and look forward to working with her to fulfill the promise of America’s cities, towns and villages.”

The full leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Emily Larson, Mayor, Duluth, Minnesota, Vice Chair Cindy Dyballa, Councilmember, Takoma Park, Maryland and Vice Chair Brian Jones, Councilmember, Union City, Georgia.

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.
 
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