Councilmember Matt Orlando appointed to leadership position on National League of Cities’ FAIR Committee

Dec. 13, 2021
Councilmember Matt Orlando

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Chandler City Councilmember Matt Orlando has been appointed Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Councilmember Orlando was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. This is his fourth term serving on this committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia.

“I am honored to have been appointed as Chair of the FAIR Committee,” said Councilmember Orlando. “Maintaining strong and balanced financial policies, ensuring equal opportunity for residents and strategically leveraging intergovernmental relations to better meet community needs has been at the forefront of my 18 years of service to the City of Chandler. I look forward to continuing this work in my new capacity as Chair.”

As committee Chair, Councilmember Orlando will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve,” said NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. “I am excited to have Matt Orlando lead the FAIR Committee and look forward to working with him to fulfill the promise of America’s cities, towns and villages.”

The full leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Matt Orlando, Councilmember, Chandler, Ariz.; Vice Chair Yvette Colbourne, Vice Mayor, Miramar, Fla; and Vice Chair Brandon Jones, Deputy Mayor Pro-Tem, Lewisville, Texas.

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

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. Stay connected with NLC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Media contact:
Stephanie Romero
Public Information Officer, City of Chandler
480-782-2231