Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste and Council member Jeff Weisensel will serve next year on committees of the National League of Cities (NLC) that set the organization’s policies on issues likely to come up in Congress and state legislatures.
Mayor Droste will be a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. Council member Weisensel, who is also Chair of the Rosemount Port Authority, will serve on the Community and Economic Development Committee.
Committee memberships will allow the Rosemount officials to play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the new Administration, and at home.
Mayor Droste will serve on the committee that has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation. The issues include planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads, and ports.
Council member Weisensel’s assignment has lead responsibility to develop NLC’s positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness.
The Mayor and Council member will meet in March with their colleagues from across the country during committee meetings at the League’s Congressional City Conference in Washington, D. C.