Seattle City Council
1/9/2006 11:32:00 AM
Phyllis Shulman, (206) 684-8805
SEATTLE – The National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington DC has announced that Councilmember Richard Conlin has been named to a top Policy Leadership Post.
NLC's press release follows.
COUNCIL MEMBER RICHARD CONLIN NAMED TO TOP NLC POLICY LEADERSHIP POST
Richard Conlin, City Council member from Seattle, Wash., has been appointed to chair the National League of Cities (NLC) CityFutures Panel on Community and Regional Development in 2006.
Conlin’s appointment was announced by NLC President James C. Hunt, council member from Clarksburg, W.Va. The CityFutures Panel on Community and Regional Development works to develop strategies for improving local land use decision making, affordable housing, growth management, and coordination of regional development strategies.
“Richard brings valuable insights and thoughtful guidance to our team. It will be an honor to work with him and to benefit from his experienced leadership in the coming year,” said Hunt.
In 2006 the panel will focus on regionalism and will work to establish a framework for city officials to use to better understand various types of regionalism and which regional approaches, if any, are appropriate for dealing with different issues. It is intended to spur dialog among NLC members and others about decision-making with regional partners.
The ultimate outcome of the Community and Regional Development Panel’s work is to better equip local officials to confront land use, development, and growth challenges by providing them with a framework and set of strategies that can be applied in their cities. In December at the Congress of Cities, the Community and Regional Development Panel approved and endorsed a forthcoming CityFutures report, City Types and Local Challenges, which examines news ways of identifying cities in terms of local land use and development policy concerns.
NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest municipal organization, with a membership of 1,600 cities and towns of all sizes. All of the nation’s 49 state municipal associations are also members of NLC, making the League a national representative of more than 18,000 municipal governments throughout the United States.