Holman appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

John Holman - Courtesy photo
John Holman
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Auburn City Councilmember John Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 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 Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minn., announced the appointment.

"It is critical Auburn be involved regionally and nationally," Holman said. "Auburn is no longer a small rural town. It has a sense of its potential as it evolves into an urban, networked, innovative, and collaborative city in its own right. Metropolitan areas, like our own Puget Sound region, are transforming America's economy and political conversation from the bottom up. Change is inevitable. We can do nothing and let events randomly alter us or we can plan to achieve the best possible outcomes and a brighter future from that inevitable process."

As a member of the committee, Holman will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America's cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.

The chair of this year's Community and Economic Development Committee is Lavonta Williams, councilmember, Wichita, Kan. Serving as this year's vice chairs are Mike Wojcik, councilmember, Rochester, Minn., and Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.

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

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