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Birmingham City Councilors Gain Momentum on Capitol Hill in the 2015 National League of Cities Conference

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                  March 9, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– Several Birmingham City Councilors have embarked on Capitol Hill to take part in the 2015 Congressional City Conference at National League of Cities. This year delegates are prepared to meet with Birmingham City Councilors as well as state and area officials from all over the nation to discuss numerous topics and effective policies including but not limited to Community and Economic Development; Finance Administration and Intergovernmental relations; and Transportation Infrastructure and Services just to name a few.

Council President Johnathan Austin said attending the National League of Cities will serve as a constant push for legislators to improve community infrastructures and ineffective policies.

“Our work as councilors is never done when it comes to learning and implementing policies for the City of Birmingham,” Council President Austin said. “We are always expanding our reach to include effective measures as it relates to all aspects of our local government. I’m just excited to see what’s in store at NLC as we continue moving forward.”

Council President Johnathan Austin who is appointed to the communities council and is a member of the 2015 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Steering Committee will join Councilor Kim Rafferty who will serve as a member of the 2015 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Steering Committee and Councilor Marcus Lundy, Jr., who was recently appointed to the 2015 Community and Economic Development (CED) Steering Committee.

These policy committees are responsible for setting the groundwork and developing the federal policies that are important to cities all over the United States. The committee meetings at the conference will discuss how local leaders can come together, build strategies and introduce the topics that will be placed on the table for debate for the upcoming year. Constituency Groups are networks which share common interests and backgrounds.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at 205.908.7392 or chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov.