Opelika Mayor Appointed to National Committee

February 5, 2013

Opelika’s Mayor Gary Fuller has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Policy and Advocacy Committee.  This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, Census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona.


“With the financial crisis we have in Washington, DC, I plan to use my position on this committee to encourage the National League of Cities to push for deficit and spending reductions;”  Mayor Fuller stated, before adding, “The City of Opelika and the State of Alabama must have a balanced budget, why shouldn’t the Federal Government operate the same way?”


As a member of the committee, Mayor Fuller will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration and at home.


The chair of this year’s Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Committee is Robert Avery, council member, Gadsden, AL. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Sarah Levison, council member, Longmont, CO and Cynthia Mangini, councilmember-At-Large, Enfield, CT.


For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.


The National League of Cities 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.