John Lundell, Mayor of Coralville, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, council member, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mayor Lundell has been a long-time advocate for environmental initiatives with a particular interest in water quality issues. In 2014 he received the Iowa Stormwater Education Program leadership award for his support of Coralville’s Post Construction Stormwater Ordinance and other water quality initiatives. Mayor Lundell is currently Chair of the Clear Creek Watershed Coalition, which works to develop and implement water quality improvement strategies along Clear Creek in Iowa and Johnson Counties.
Lundell stated, “Improving Iowa’s water quality in our groundwater, as well as our lakes, rivers, and streams, is critical for current and future generations.”
As a member of the committee, Mayor Lundell will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns at all levels of government.
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Salvatore Panto, Jr., mayor, Easton, Pennsylvania; and Vice Chairs Hattie Portis-Jones, councilmember, Fairburn, Georgia; and Cynthia Pratt, deputy mayor, Lacey, Washington.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.
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