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Shoreline City Councilmember Chris Roberts Appointed to Serve on Two National League of Cities’ Committees

Post Date:12/26/2018 11:51 am

Shoreline City Councilmember Chris Roberts has been appointed to two National League of Cities (NLC) committees:

  • Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee; and
  • Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) council.

EENR has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control and solid and hazardous waste management.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee,” stated Councilmember Roberts. “We have made great investments in Shoreline toward becoming a sustainable city and I plan to work with elected officials from around the country to champion environmental sustainability.”

As a committee member, Roberts will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.

Councilmember Roberts has also been appointed to the Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) council. REAL is NLC’s effort to equip its membership with the capacity to respond to racial tensions in their communities and address the historical, systemic, and structural barriers that further inequity and racism in our nation’s cities. Systemic, institutional racism and bias have had negative impacts on public policy. A focus on racial equity provides NLC the opportunity to align its unique strengths and resources across the organization to proactively prepare city leaders to apply a racial equity lens to policies, initiatives, programs, and budgets.

“It is a privilege to be appointed to NLC's REAL council,” Councilmember Roberts said. “As one of a handful of enrolled Native Americans serving in municipal office, in this role I will advocate for more social justice and more equitable communities for tribal members across the nation.”

Visit NLC's website for more information on the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee and the Race, Equity, and Leadership Program Initiative

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