Pinecrest Vice Mayor James E. McDonald has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Transportation Infrastructure & Services committee. This 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 appointment was announced by NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean, Councilmember, Joplin, Missouri.
Vice Mayor McDonald notes that transportation and traffic congestion is both a local and a national issue and that his appointment as a member of the NLC Transportation and Infrastructure Committee gives him a national perspective on how other municipalities are dealing with this important topic.
“The appointment to a national forum complements my work as chairman of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities Transportation Committee, both of which enable me to better serve Pinecrest and its residents,” said Vice Mayor McDonald. “Because, as we all know too well, Pinecrest is a small part of a growing area with traffic congestion and it is directly impacted by congested roads and lack of adequate mass transit in our metropolitan region.
As a member of the committee, he 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 National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.