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Council Member Earns National Appointment

Garland City Council Member Stephen W. Stanley (District 3) has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.

“I am honored and humbled on behalf of the City of Garland to be appointed to National League of Cities Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. Due to the illustrious manufacturing base located in Garland we have become a recognized leader in transportation innovation working with local, state, and federal officials, developing funding mechanisms and a model for public private partnerships. The City of Garland has been an active member of the TEX-21 IH-30 Corridor Task Force as well as the TEX-21 Third Coast Initiative working with Texas Sea Ports enhancing transportation and commerce not only in Texas but across the central region of the US.

The City of Garland is also a member city of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System. As a member of the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation, the City of Garland is at the forefront of the development of a high speed rail system in the State of Texas. The City has developed and sustained working relationships with the Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation, and the local Metropolitan Planning Organization. I look forward to sharing with and learning from my colleagues as well as representing the City of Garland.”

As a member of the committee, Stephen Stanley 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. Stanley was elected to the Garland City Council in May 2013, representing District 3.

The chair of this year’s Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee is Patsy Kinsey, councilmember, Charlotte, N.C. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Robert Bauman, alderman, Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mary McComber, councilmember, Oak Park Heights, Minn.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit
http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

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.