Lynchburg City Council member Turner Perrow has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2014 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC 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 Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.
“As a member of this Committee, I will have direct access to senior policy makers in Washington, D.C. and will have the opportunity to influence policies, such as those pertaining to stormwater regulations, which affect the citizens of Lynchburg,” said Perrow. “Additionally, as a licensed Professional Engineer, I have an inherent understanding of how these important issues impact municipalities including the cost to design and construct solutions to meet these regulations.”
According to the NLC, as a member of the committee, Perrow 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 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee is Bill Peloza, a council member from Auburn, Washington. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Cindy Lerner, Mayor of Pinecrest, Florida and Cindy Circo, Mayor Pro‐Tem of Kansas City, Missouri.
Perrow has served as the Ward IV representative on City Council since first being elected in 2008 and is active in representing the City’s interests to elected officials at both the state and federal levels. In addition to the NLC appointment, he currently serves on the Environmental Quality Policy Committee for the Virginia Municipal League, was a member of the Heritage High School Task Force and currently serves as First Vice President of the Virginia Military Institute Alumni Association. Perrow is also a graduate of the prestigious Sorenson Institute’s Political Leaders Program.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees
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