Mia Gregerson appointed Vice Chair of National League of Cities Committee
Mia Gregerson, newly-elected Mayor of SeaTac has been appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Human Development Steering 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 Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul, Minn.
“I am very honored to represent not only the City of SeaTac, but Washington state as a whole,” said Vice Chair Mia Gregerson. “This committee is responsible for developing policy positions on critical issues that affect our communities. I look forward to advocating alongside Doris McConnell of Shoreline and Largo Wales of Auburn, as we bring our voices to a national level.”
“In her tenure with the City, Mia has demonstrated a true understanding and passion for our community and the issues that matter most to our residents,” said Deputy Mayor Tony Anderson. “Mia has lived in the Highline region for more than 30 years herself, and understands the needs, concerns and priorities of our City, including the those of our most vulnerable members of our community . We have no doubt she will successfully represent her strong, clear visions on a national level.”
As vice chair of the committee, Gregerson 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. The chair of this year’s Human Development Steering Committee is Vicki Welch, councilmember, Louisville, Ky. Serving with Gregerson as vice chair is Angelia Williams, councilmember, Norfolk, Va.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.