Lcaey Mayor Andy Ryder Re-Appointed to National League of Cities’ Committees



Submitted by The City of Lacey

Newly-appointed Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder has been re-appointed to two key committees of the National League of Cities (NLC) for 2014:  the Military Communities Council (MCC) and the Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee. The appointments were announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The MCC is a group of elected and municipal officials from municipalities that host or are in close proximity to a military installation. The Council’s objectives are to assist cities, NLC and state municipal leagues in gathering, sharing and analyzing information about opportunities, issues, and policies of interest to military communities. It also serves to foster a spirit of cooperation between military installations and municipal governments.
The 2014 chair of the Military Communities Council is Martha Sue Hall, Councilmember, Albemarle, NC.  This year’s vice chairs are Arturo Pecos, City Commissioner, Kingsville, TX and Ron Garcia, Mayor, Brea, CA.
The Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The chair of this year’s Transportation Infrastructure & Services Committee is Patsy Kinsey, Councilmember, Charlotte, NC. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Robert Bauman, Alderman, Milwaukee, WI and Mary McComber, Mayor, Oak Park Heights, MN.
“These key committees will no doubt lend further insight into areas that truly affect Lacey,” stated Mayor Ryder. “The military community is a dominant presence with JBLM in such close proximity. Transportation infrastructure is what connects us.”
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.  For more information on the different NLC committees and councils, visit
For more information, contact Liz Gotelli, Director of Public Affairs and Human Resources at (360) 491-3214 or


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