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Rue Simmons named to National League of Cities panel

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Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, has been named to the National League of Cities 2018 Community and Economic Development federal advocacy committee.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness.

The appointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rue Simmons said, “I look forward to representing Evanston as we work to develop smart policy solutions to address our cities’ most urgent issues.”

“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said the NLC President. “I am thrilled to have Robin Rue Simmons join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

More than 80 local government officials from around the country serve on the committee.

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