National League of Cities taps Auburn's Holman for key committee assignment

John Holman - Courtesy photo/City of Auburn
John Holman
— image credit: Courtesy photo/City of Auburn

Auburn City Councilmember John Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development Steering Committee.

The committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness.

NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, the mayor of Avondale, Ariz., announced the appointment.

"As a member of this committee, Holman will play a key role in shaping NLC's community and economic development policy positions," said Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis. "He'll do a great job advocating with NLC on behalf of the City of Auburn as well as for cities and towns all over the U.S."

The chair of this year's committee is Frank (Tony) Thomas, council chair, Savannah, Ga. Serving as this year's vice chairs are Ronald Garcia, Councilmember, Brea, Calif., and Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio.

For more information on NLC's other committees and councils, visit

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.

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