Glenn Otto, At Large Councilmember, Huber Heights, Ohio, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana.
Glenn Otto said, “I am honored to be selected as Vice-Chair for this national committee, and I look forward to working with the committee and our national representatives in Washington to bring ideas that will help communities like Huber Heights to grow and service our ever- expanding infrastructure and transportation needs.”
As a committee member, Mr. Otto 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.
“Our federal advocacy committees help ensure that policymakers in Washington know what’s happening on the ground in our communities – and what is needed from our federal partners,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana, and president of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Glenn Otto join NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services committee on behalf of his residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair James McDonald, Councilmember, Pinecrest, Florida, Vice Chair Glenn Otto, Councilmember, Huber Heights, Ohio, and Vice Chair Kate Kruller, Councilmember, Tukwila, Washington.