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[ARCHIVED] Jacksonville City Councilmember Washington Named Vice Chair of National Committee

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Jacksonville City Councilmember Washington Named Vice Chair of National Committee
Committee sets federal policy positions for National League of Cities

Jacksonville Councilmember Angelia J. Washington has been named as a vice-chair of a committee that will develop the position on national policies and proposed legislation for the National League of Cities.

Councilmember Washington was appointed as a vice chair for the Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee by National League of Cities (NLC) President Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo. The committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal 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.
"As Vice-Chair, I'm tasked with the responsibility of addressing a myriad of social challenges affecting millions of Americans, including potentially displaced refugees dealing with complex environmental and social issues," said Washington.

"As global and national leaders, my colleagues and I will utilize our experiences, expertise and knowledge to examine the breadth and depth of implementing innovative solutions to resolve a plethora of unintended consequences as a result of paradigm shifts occurring in our society over several decades,” said Washington. “It is my hope that these solutions will reduce the phenomena of competition, conflict, and inequality and work to inspire all to achieve their ambitions through their rights of self-determination."

The National League of Cities is an organization dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities and is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

A native of Jacksonville, NC, Councilmember Washington was educated in Onslow County Schools and a graduate of Jacksonville Senior High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; Master of Social Work (Clinical Social Work), Smith College, Northampton, MA, and a PhD student, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC.

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