National League of Cities President Ronald O. Loveridge has appointed Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., as the chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2010 International Council. The Council helps develop recommendations on policy and advocacy strategies that address international issues significant to municipal governments.
“In 2010, local officials will increasingly need to develop innovative programs and solutions for their communities to navigate the economic downturn. NLC must work with the Administration and Congress to ensure that hometown concerns are a part of the national and international agenda,” said Loveridge, Mayor of Riverside, California. “I will look to Joe for leadership and expertise to guide NLC’s policies and advocacy on this very important issue.”
Davis has assumed a number of leadership positions within the NLC including chairman of the Community and Economic Development Steering Committee and the NLC Board of Directors. Alderman Davis, who is the chair of the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee, sees the NLC as a significant actor in reshaping Milwaukee and in highlighting our city’s strengths.
“Recognizing Milwaukee’s role in a national effort to support and advance cities is important and the projects and programs we have developed have directly impacted our community. One of the most successful NLC programs implemented in the city is the prescription discount card program, a program that has saved more than $135 million since its inception.”