[COLUMBUS-OH] Columbus City Councilmembers Priscilla R. Tyson and Michael Stinziano will represent the City of Columbus as members of the National League of Cities.
President Pro Tem Priscilla R. Tyson was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC)board of directors at its annual business meeting during the 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh. Tyson was elected to a two-year term and will play an important role as a leader of the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials. She will also serve on the NLC 2017 Finance Committee and act as the Immediate Past President of the NLC’s National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
“The National League of Cities has had a tremendous impact upon my ability to serve the residents of the City of Columbus. The organization has helped me with advocacy, exposed me to some of the best practices from other communities, as well as allowed me to establish relationships with elected officials and the experts on NLC’s staff,” said Tyson.
Councilmember Michael Stinziano has been appointed to the NLC 2017 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems, as well as public access to these systems. The committee is also responsible for addressing privacy concerns, cable TV, phone service, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting and defending city rights-of-way as it relates to the degradation caused by the installation of communications facilities.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on NLC’s ITC committee and represent Columbus at the national level. Information, Technology and Communication play a huge role in our City’s economic success. I look forward to advocating for progressive ITC policies that have a direct and profound impact on local government operations and the neighborhoods they serve,” said Stinziano.
The National League of Cities advocates on behalf of local governments and state municipal leagues. The organization is dedicated to advancing the public interest, building democracy and community and improving quality of life by strengthening the capacity of local governance and advocating the interests of local communities. Member cities actively participate as leaders and voting members in the organization.