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DATE:             January 8, 2014

CONTACT:      Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

                        Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


Blue Springs Councilmembers Appointed to NLC Committees

Blue Springs , Mo. – National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul , Minn. , has announced the appointments of two Blue Springs Councilmembers to 2014 steering committees. 

Councilman Chris Lievsay has been appointed to the Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority.

Councilman Jeff Quibell has been re-appointed as Vice Chair of the Information Technology & Communications Committee.  This committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting, and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities.

“As a members serving on these important committees, Blue Springs’ councilmembers 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,” said NLC President Chris Coleman. “Their experience and commitment bring great value to NLC, communities around the country, and the efforts of the committees on which they serve.”

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Kim Nakahodo

Communications Manager

City of Blue Springs , Mo.

903 W. Main Street

Blue Springs , MO 64015

Phone:   (816) 655-0497

             (816) 651-6449

Fax:       (816) 228-7592


Twitter:  bluespringsgov