Published on: Friday, December 16, 2016 News

Councilmembers Smith and Kovar Appointed to National League of Cities Committees

“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen to serve as a member of NLC’s Transportation & Infrastructure committee. In this capacity I will be able to meet with members of Congress to further our state’s interests. Transportation is an important topic as it is part of every Marylander’s day-to-day life, whether it is commuting to and from work, vacation, errands, etc. Our nation’s transportation infrastructure needs a very deliberate strategic plan and a significant financial investment,” said Smith of his appointment. “I am excited to be a part of the discussion about how great our transportation systems will be after some of the brightest and creative minds come together to address something that has become a national priority.”

Councilmember Kovar shared similar sentiments: “One of our top challenges in Takoma Park is working to shape development in and around our community to preserve the qualities that make our City a great place to live. I’m honored to have the opportunity, though this appointment, to work with municipal officials from around the country on key issues connected to that challenge, nationally and also in ways that benefit Takoma Park more directly.”