Government
12:01 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Lavonta Williams Appointed Chair Of National League Of Cities Committee

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. 

LaVonta Williams joins volunteers in painting the historic Dunbar Theater in 2013.
Credit Hugo Phan / KMUW

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.