Dan Besse, Winston-Salem City Council Member, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s 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 Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
"Federal funding and rules have an enormous impact on our transportation system, including streets, highways, transit, sidewalks and bike paths here in Winston-Salem and elsewhere in North Carolina," said Besse. "It’s critical that our community has a seat at the table in influencing how that funding is directed. I appreciate the chance to help ensure that our communities get what they need to keep our economy growing and connect our people to jobs and opportunity."
As a TIS committee member, Besse 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 on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington," said NLC President Stodola. "I am thrilled to have Dan Besse continue on our team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities."
The leadership of this year's committee will consist of Chair Pam O'Connor, councilmember, Santa Monica, California; and Vice Chairs James McDonald, councilmember, Pinecrest, Florida; and Oscar Trevino, mayor, North Richland Hills, Texas.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.