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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 12, 2018) — Councilman Clayton Perry has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Military Communities Council (MCC). This council has the lead responsibility for connecting local leaders whose municipalities have shared opportunities and challenges due to their relationship with defense installations. Discussions led by NLC’s MCC have included issues such as water quality, noise pollution, employment and economic development, infrastructure and first responder agreements, and more. The appointment was announced by NLC President and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, IN.
“As an elected official from Military City, USA and a Retired USAF Lt. Col., it is an honor to represent our military and their families. It is humbling to be chosen to serve as co-chair on NLC’s Military Communities Council,” said Perry.
As a council member, Perry will play a key role in shaping NLC’s positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.
“Our member councils 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 (NLC). “I am proud to have Clayton Perry join NLC's Military Communities Council 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 Mayor Mark Shepherd of Clearfield, UT and Marsha Berzins of Aurora, CO.