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RONALD GREEN APPOINTED TO NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES' FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS POLICY AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

February 23, 2011 -- National League of Cities President James Mitchell, Jr., has announced the appointment of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2011 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy and Advocacy Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for considering NLC federal policy positions in the areas of national economic policy, intergovernmental relations, municipal bonds and capital finance, and municipal management and administration.

"These are challenging times for cities of all sizes, perhaps the most challenging in 80 years," says Green. "Cities benefit greatly from the advocacy of the National League of Cities, and I look forward to serving on the FAIR Policy and Advocacy Committee to identify legislative priorities and strategies."

As a member of the committee, Green will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America's cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home. The chair of this year's Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is David Hooks, council member, Homewood, Alabama. Serving as this year's vice chairs are Robert Broom, council member, Aurora, Colorado, and Randy Riggs, council member, Waco, Texas.

Green was also recently appointed to the National League of Cities' "CityFutures Panel on Public Finance" for 2011. The panel studies and reports on best practices in public finance.

For more information on NLC's other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/committeescouncils.aspx.

The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.