Leadership

Federal Advocacy Committee

Councilmember Katherine Reading has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC President Joe Buscaino, councilmember, Los Angeles, California.

As a committee member, Reading 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.
“NLC’s federal advocacy committees ensure policymakers in Washington understand the most pressing issues facing local communities,” said Joe Buscaino, councilmember of Los Angeles, California, and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Councilmember Katherine Reading join NLC's Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations committee on behalf of her residents. Together, with a team of local officials from across the country, we will strengthen the federal-local partnership, and ultimately create stronger cities, towns and villages.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Chris Brown, City Controller, Houston, Texas, Vice Chair Victoria Farrar-Meyer, Deputy Mayor, Arlington, Texas, and Vice Chair Mark Shepherd, Mayor, Clearfield, Utah.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, click here. 
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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Military Communities Council

Councilmember Reading has also been newly appointed to the Military Communities Council through the National League of Cities. This council is open to local officials from municipalities that host or are near a military installations, Katherine was uniquely qualified because of Burleson's proximity to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. Katherine's focus within this council is how we can offer financial education to our active duty citizens and eliminating predatory lenders who set up business near bases.

To learn more about the Military Commmunities Council, you may visit their page on the NLC website here.