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Hopkins, MN – Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Human Development (HD) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the 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. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.
“I am looking forward to advocating on behalf of many of our residents, as well as others around the state and country, on these important issues,” said Cummings. These are challenging times and many of those impacted by the issues we will be tackling affect our most vulnerable Hopkins residents. I look forward to working with local leaders as well as the country’s new administration ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.”
As a member of the committee, Cummings 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 new administration and at home.
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gil Ziffer, city commissioner, Tallahassee, Florida, and Vice Chairs Zack Reed, councilmember, Cleveland, and Angelia Williams, councilmember, Jackson, North Carolina.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.