Wichita City Council Member Lavonta Williams has been appointed to chair the 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee of the National League of Cities.
The National League of Cities provides resources and advocates for 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the U.S.
The committee has the lead responsibility for developing National League of Cities federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness.
As chair of the committee, Council Member Williams will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions. Williams will also advocate on behalf of the nation's cities and towns before Congress, the executive branch, and at home.
The committee will convene during the NLC's Congressional City Conference this March in Washington, D.C.