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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Councilor Rippe Appointed to Serve on NLC Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee

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Timothy Rippe, City Councilor of Forest Grove, Oregon, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee Federal Advocacy Committee. Councilor Rippe was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on transportation and infrastructure. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.  

“It is an honor for me to be appointed to this committee with the National League of Cities (NLC) and represent small rural cities like Forest Grove and our greater metropolitan area with Federal agencies and organizations concerning the unique concerns and challenges we face with respect to transportation infrastructure.” said Councilor Rippe. “In collaboration with elected city officials from all over the country, this committee has the opportunity to add our collective voices to the development of Federal policy ranging from transportation infrastructure funding, to rail safety, to drone regulation and many other transportation issues that impact our communities. I am looking forward to my continued service on this committee and working with NLC in representing the interests of Oregon cities on these important topics.”

As a member of NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee, Councilor Rippe will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns, and villages before Congress, with the President’s administration and at home.

This year’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee will be led by: Chair Dan Kealey, Councilmember, Burnsville, MN; Vice Chair Vanessa Fuentes, Councilmember, Austin, TX; Vice Chair Toby Barker, Mayor, Hattiesburg, MS; and Vice Chair Martha Castex-Tatum, Vice Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member, Houston, TX.

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