Community and Economic Development
The Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee advocates for federal programs and policies that help local leaders build better and more inclusive communities. Committee work is focused on the intersection of housing, transportation, and job creation to develop policies that support cities as centers of opportunity for all.
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee is responsible for developing policy on sustainability-related issues such as water infrastructure and quality, air quality, energy, climate change, solid and hazardous waste management, local food systems, and public lands. Most recently, the committee has focused on linkages among climate change adaptation (i.e. preparing for more extreme weather events, coastal sea rise, and drought etc.), building community resiliency, disaster mitigation efforts and the need to protect critical infrastructure systems such as water and transportation, as well as financing mechanisms for new and existing water infrastructure.
Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations
The Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving banking, census, insurance, municipal finance, regulatory reform and tax issues. Most recently, the committee has focused on two out of three of NLC’s top priorities: protecting the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds and e-fairness
The Human Development Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform.
Information Technology & Communications
The Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions which protect and promote the local government role in increasing communications systems in their communities. Most recently, the Committee’s work focused on various ways localities can increase broadband access through municipal broadband, protecting local authority on technology-related tax issues such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and exploring the transition from old, copper-based telephone networks to digital and IP-based networks.
Public Safety & Crime Prevention
The Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee advocates on behalf cities to improve federal efforts to help local leaders create safer and more equitable communities. The Committee’s work focuses on developing federal policies that support local authority in managing criminal justice, law enforcement, fire, emergency management, and homeland security programs.
Transportation & Infrastructure Services
The Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee advocates for programs and policies that empower local officials to build connected, assessable, and healthy cities. Committee work focuses on all modes of transportation and their impact on commerce and quality of life. Committee work also focuses on innovative finance and partnerships that give cities additional options for meeting infrastructure needs with, or without, direct federal support.