GREELEY, Colo. — Mayor John Gates and City Councilmember Johnny Olson have each been appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 federal advocacy committees. The NLC is an organization of local officials who advocate for and protect the interests of cities by influencing federal policy.
“I’m thrilled to have Mayor Gates and Councilmember Olson serve on NLC committees this year. I look forward to working with them to strengthen the federal-local partnership and to grow our common knowledge of the issues and opportunities facing our communities,” said NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, California.
Gates will serve on the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee.
“I'm honored to have been selected to the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee by the National League of Cities,” Gates said. “My background is well suited to playing a role on this committee to help make communities safer.”
Olson will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee for a second year.
“Once again, it’s an honor to be reappointed to the NLC Transportation and Infrastructure team to drive federal issues from a local level. Our federal advocacy will help us be part of the solution to help Greeley,” Olson said.
About the NLC Federal Advocacy Committees
“NLC’s seven federal advocacy committees play an important role in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing America’s cities, towns and villages,” said Sander.
The Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security and other similar issues.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee advocates for federal funding opportunities for cities and towns of all sizes, improving safety and connectivity, and leveraging innovation for all types of transportation.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit nlc.org/federal-advocacy-committees. To learn more about Greeley’s City Council, visit greeleygov.com/council.