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Councilman Daniel Valenzuela Appointed To National League of Cities Community and Economic Development CommitteeCouncilman Daniel Valenzuela Appointed To National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee<div class="ExternalClassE33F3801F2594D1791D187F949F1A742"><div>Councilman Daniel Valenzuela has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.</div><div><br></div><div>“As Chair of the Phoenix City Council Downtown, Aviation, Economy and Innovation Subcommittee, I am eager to share and build upon local policy initiatives implemented by our Mayor and Council that have enabled Phoenix to emerge as an epicenter for entrepreneurship,” Councilman Valenzuela said. “I would like to thank National League of Cities President Matt Zone of Cleveland for providing me the opportunity to collaborate under the leadership of Chair Gerri Schroder and the diverse national membership on the Community and Economic Development Committee to craft and advocate for policy positions that will have a critical impact on the economic vitality of the city of Phoenix.”</div><div><br></div><div>As a committee member, Councilman Valenzuela 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 new administration and at home.</div><div><br></div><div>The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Gerri Schroder, councilmember, Henderson, Nevada; and Vice Chairs Gyna Bivens, councilmember, Fort Worth, Texas; and Johnnie Warren, councilmember, Oakwood Village, Ohio.</div><div><br></div><div>More information on NLC’s committees and councils is available online at <a href="http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees" target="_blank">http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees</a>.</div></div>12/28/2016 7:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405