Hoffman Estates Mayor William D. McLeod was appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2013 First Tier Suburbs Council Steering Committee.
The council represents communities outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. These regions share unique challenges and strengths that should be included in national, state and regional policy discussions. They are diverse with respect to size, demographic characteristics, age and history, resources, and governmental structure.
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The objectives of the council are to assist cities, the NLC and state municipal leagues in gathering, sharing and analyzing information about opportunities, issues and policies of interest to suburban communities. Mayor McLeod's experience and commitment bring great value to the NLC, as well as the efforts of the council. As a member, Mayor McLeod will help strengthen connections between the council, state municipal leagues and the NLC as a whole.
"Being appointed to the NLC's First Tier Suburbs Council Steering Committee gives our village the platform to make certain that our unique concerns and needs are heard on a national level when it comes to the formulation of policies that impact our community," said McLeod. "I am grateful for the opportunity, and look forward to serving Hoffman Estates in this capacity."
The 2013 leadership team includes committee Chairman David Sander, mayor, Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and Vice Chairmen Corey Ruston, councilmember, West Valley City, Utah; and Stan Koci, councilmember, Bedford, Ohio. The group encourages the active involvement of suburban communities in the organization, its policy-making process and in programs at the NLC.
The NLC is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. It is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
For more information on the NLC's other committees and councils, visit www.nlc.org.
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