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March 9, 2009: Commissioner Gold reappointed to NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee
 

Commissioner Roy Gold was reappointed to the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources steering committee. The Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Committee is responsible for developing policy recommendations on issues such as air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management.

By maintaining this responsibility, Commissioner Gold will help continue to shape NLC policy positions on federal issues affecting cities, becoming an expert on the frontline of NLC’s advocacy efforts. Gold was selected for his demonstrated record and commitment of time and effort.

“Serving on this committee has giving me the opportunity to both share some of Coral Springs’ best practices and also bring back great national ideas about energy efficiency, sustainability and many other national policies,” Commissioner Gold said. 

The views of local elected officials can be a critical consideration as members of Congress deliberate, and personal contact often makes the difference. Throughout the year, committee members are requested to participate in advocacy efforts as timely issues arise related to your committee’s jurisdiction. 

Policy changes accepted by each policy and advocacy are subsequently forwarded to the entire membership for approval and inclusion in NLC's National Municipal Policy (NMP).  The NMP is a collection of position statements on a variety of issues with immediate and long-term implications for the nation’s cities and towns.  Developed through the deliberative, member-driven policy development process, the NMP states the policy positions that frame NLC's advocacy efforts.
 
Active in the Coral Springs community for over two decades, Gold currently serves on numerous local boards and committees. He is chairperson of Broward Water Advisory Board, the Water Advisory Board advises the Broward County Board of County Commissioners on matter related to water management. He has coordinated Coral Springs’ Adopt-a-Mile program since 1990 and oversees more than 450 volunteers as the Coral Springs site leader for the annual Broward Waterway Cleanup. Additionally, he championed both the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program and the Tree Subsidy Program.
 
For more information on the EENR Committee, please contact Ken Rosenfeld, Policy Manager, at
rosenfeld@nlc.org or call 202-626-3194

 





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