Myrtle Beach Council Member Mary Jeffcoat appointed to serve on National League of Cities' Community and Economic Development Committee

Mary Jeffcoat, Myrtle Beach City Council Member, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee.  This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s 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 Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana.

“I am grateful to be able to serve on this committee for another year,” Councilwoman Jeffcoat said.  “This past year, I worked to get a resolution passed by NLC that could help Myrtle Beach receive hundreds of thousands of dollars to help our homeless community.”  As a committee member, Jeffcoat 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 here 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 Mary Jeffcoat join NLC's Community and Economic Development Committee on behalf of her residents.  With a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

This year’s committee leadership includes:  Chair Laurie-Anne Sayles, Councilmember, Gaithersburg, Maryland; Vice Chair Kristopher Dahir, Councilmember, Sparks, Nevada; and, Vice Chair Kevin Thompson, Councilmember, Mesa, Arizona.

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.  For more information on the NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit