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For Immediate Release  • January 7, 2013
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer

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City of Longmont


Sammoury Appointed to National League of Cities Board


JANUARY 7, 2013 - Longmont City Council Member Alex Sammoury has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.

As a member of the committee, Sammoury 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 Community and Economic Development Committee is Frank (Tony) Thomas, Council Chair, Savannah, GA. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Ronald Garcia, Councilmember, Brea, CA and Priscilla Tyson, Council Member, Columbus, OH.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

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, representingmore than 218 million Americans.