Bob Fifer Appointed to National League of Cities Information Technology & Communications Steering Committee
Bob Fifer, Arvada Council Member, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Information Technology & Communications Steering Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting, and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.
“I am honored to be appointed and serve at a national level, to not only represent my Community, the City of Arvada, but also Colorado," stated Fifer. "With my background in telecommunication and my dedication as an elected official, I will achieve balance when developing federal policy positions."
As a member of the committee, Bob Fifer will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home.
The chair of this year’s Information Technology & Communications Committee is Larry Kitchens, Council Member, Hurst, TX. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Beth Humenik, Councilmember, Thornton, CO and Jeffrey Quibell, Mayor Pro Tem/Councilman, Blue Springs, MO.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit National League of Cities website.