Commissioner Roy Gold was appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2010 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee. Committee members set national municipal policy used in discussions with Congress and the Administration.
The 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. The committee is one of NLC’s seven standing committees developing policy positions and advocating on behalf of municipal governments.
As a member of the steering committee, Commissioner Gold will help research and draft policy positions for review and adoption by the full advocacy committee. The steering committee is the beginning of the process for establishing NLC policy.
“Serving on this committee affords Coral Springs a seat at the table with the most effective and influential elected officials in the country working on sustainability and environmental issues,” Gold said. “I have been able to share the committee’s most dynamic approaches with our City Commission such as our new Sustainability Index and the values and principles on energy efficiency and green building practices.”
Each NLC policy and advocacy committee has a membership of approximately 150 officials from cities and towns throughout the nation. The 2010 chair of the EENR committee is Cambridge, Mass., Councilor Henrietta Davis. Working as this year’s vice chairs are Cleveland, Ohio, Council Member Matthew Zone and San Marcos, Texas, Deputy Mayor Christopher Jones.
About the National League of Cities: NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/committeescouncils.aspx.