NLC names McComber to policy group

OPH Mayor-elect to be vice chair of transportation panel


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oak Park Heights Mayor-elect Mary McComber was appointed vice chairman of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Transportation Infrastructure & Services Committee in 2013, NLC officials announced today.

Avondale Mayor and NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers announced McComber’s appointment to the panel this morning.

McComber defeated then-incumbent Oak Park Heights Mayor David Beaudet in November’s election. McComber has served several terms on the Oak Park Heights City Council before her election as mayor.

The NLC’s Transportation Infrastructure & ServicesCommittee develops policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. These positions are considered annually by NLC membership and incorporated into the group’s National Municipal Policy. They also help guide NLC’s federal advocacy efforts.

Working with McComber on the committee are Chairman Ron Roberts and Vice Chairman Patsy Kinsey.

“Our committee leadership plays an integral role in shaping NLC’s policy positions. I look forward to working with these dedicated city leaders as we advocate NLC’s message and priorities on Capitol Hill, with the Administration and in our cities and towns across the country,” Lopez Rogers said.

The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.