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Winston-Salem Council Member Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s 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 Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.

“Being an elected official means striving to increase my knowledge of governmental processes that allow me to continue to learn and lead better.” Adams said. “Its an honor to have been appointed to this important committee and I look forward to developing policy that will address the many needs and concerns of our cities small and large. “

As a member of the committee, Adams 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 Deverick Williams, council president, Gadsden, Alabama; and Vice Chairs Sue Osborn, mayor, Fenton, Michigan; and John Kinnaird, councilmember, Waco, Texas.

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Council Member Denise D. Adams

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