Washington, DC – Joe Davis Sr., Alderman, Milwaukee, Wis., has been re-appointed as chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2011 International Council. Davis’s appointment was announced today by NLC President James E. Mitchell Jr., Council Member, Charlotte, NC.
NLC’s International Council helps develop recommendations on policy and advocacy strategies that address international issues significant to municipal governments in the United States.
“As the leaders of the National League of Cities, we must work with Congress and the Administration to ensure that our cities have what they need to respond to global change,” said Mitchell. “I know I can count on Joe for leadership in promoting NLC’s municipal agenda to world policy-makers and building linkages with our counterparts abroad.”
Working with Davis as committee vice chairs are Paul Natale, Mayor, Commerce City, Colo., and Patti York, Mayor, St. Charles, Mo.
The International Council provides advice, direction and support to NLC’s International Programs. The Council has a lead role in NLC’s efforts to educate municipal leaders about the opportunities and challenges of globalization.
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.