Mesa official reappointed to National League of Cities post


Kevin Thompson will work with fellow committee members to deal with issues relating to housing, community and economic development.   Contributed photo

Mesa District 6 Council member Kevin Thompson has been appointed for a third term on the Community and Economic Development (CED) Federal Advocacy Committee, which is part of one of the nation's largest organizations dedicated to advocacy for strengthening cities, towns and villages.

As a member of the CED Committee, which is part of the National League of Cities (NLC), Thompson will work with fellow committee members to deal with issues relating to housing, community and economic development, land use, parks and recreation, historic preservation and international competitiveness. 

"Holding a leadership position on the CED committee is a great honor and is something I can't wait to get started with," Thompson said in a press release. "Economic development is paramount in Mesa and part of my promise to the citizens was that I'd work to bring jobs so that our community could stop exporting labor to other communities. Being able to share ideas and strategies with other leaders from around the country is an extremely valuable tool to have at our disposal and I look forward to utilizing it as much as I can."

The NLC's committee is made up of local elected officials and city staff from among its member cities and towns throughout the county. Committee members work to examine and influence federal policies which have a direct impact on the operation of local government.

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