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Sparks City Council Member Charlene Bybee Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee

Washington DC/Sparks, NV – Sparks City Councilmember Charlene Bybee has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 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 Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.

“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what’s happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Freeman-Wilson “I am proud to have Charlene Bybee join NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services committee on behalf of her residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

As a committee member, Bybee 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.

“With the tremendous growth in our state and region, all modes of transportation and its infrastructure are a top priority,” said Councilmember Bybee. “I look forward to bringing my 42 years in aviation and share Nevada’s innovations in drone technology, electric cars and buses and autonomous vehicles to the NLC Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee.”

This year’s leadership committee will consist of Chair James McDonald, Councilmember, Pinecrest, Florida, Vice Chair Glenn Otto, Councilmember, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Vice Chair Kate Kruller, Councilmember, Tukwila, Washington.

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

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