Alderman Willis ThompsonWashington, D.C. – Willis Thompson, Alderman, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC 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 Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota.

"It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent Vicksburg on a national level. As a member of this committee, I will work with other leaders from cities around the nation to develop policies and solutions to challenges that all cities are facing. We then will have a stronger voice as we advocate our needs to congress". – Alderman Willis Thompson

As a member of the committee, Thompson 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 Administration and at home.

The chair of this year's Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee is Sarah Levison, councilmember, Longmont, Colorado. Serving as this year's vice chairs are Cynthia Mangini, councilmember, Enfield, Connecticut. and Andy Hafen, mayor, Henderson, Nevada.

For more information on NLC's other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.