Jay H. Banks
NEW ORLEANS - District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Human Development (HD) federal advocacy committee. This committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.
"I'm extremely grateful and humbled for this opportunity to serve amongst such a well-respected group of elected officials from around the country," said Councilmember Banks. "The NLC is the largest and most representative organization for cities to advocate their priorities in Washington through strong federal-local partnerships, and I will use my new platform to continue to fight for all New Orleanians."
As a committee member, Councilmember Banks 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.
"Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what's happening on the ground in our communities - and what is needed from our federal partners," said NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson. "I am proud to have Councilman Banks join NLC's Human Development committee on behalf of his residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities."
This year's committee will serve under the leadership of Chair Robin Arredondo-Savage, Tempe, Arizona City Councilmember; Vice Chair Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood, California City Councilmember; and Vice Chair LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, North Carolina
City Councilmember. For more information on NLC's federal advocacy committees, visit www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.
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Councilmember Jay H. Banks, District 'B'