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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Councilmember Brian H Jackson Appointed to National League of Cities Committee

Councilmember Brian H Jackson

Jacksonville City Councilmember Brian H. Jackson, has been appointed to the 2019 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the National League of Cities.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Indiana.

“I’m excited to continue the involvement of Jacksonville in the National League of Cities,” said Councilmember Jackson. “Councilmember Dr. Washington has led the way with several appointments, and now on the leadership board. This committee can help with keeping us informed, and giving our opinion about important topics such as the Census.”

“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what's happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and president of the National League of Cities. “I am proud to have Councilmember Brian Jackson join NLC's Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations committee on behalf of his residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Chris Brown, City Controller, Houston, Texas, Vice Chair Leondrae Camel, City Manager, South Bay, Florida, and Vice Chair Catherine Dauler, Councilmember, State College, Pennsylvania.

Councilmember Jackson is an honorably discharged disabled veteran who works with veterans’ issues. He is serving his first term on the Jacksonville City Council. He was previously involved in the City’s Weed and Seed program and has been active in many community issues as well as being a poet, writer and playwright.

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