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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Councilwoman Koss Appointed to Serve on NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee

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Lorraine Koss, Councilwoman for the City of Cocoa, Florida, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee. Councilwoman Koss was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on sustainability, climate change, community resilience, water infrastructure, solid waste management, and more. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.  

Councilwoman Koss also serves on the Florida League of Cities. “I’m honored to be able to apply my career and academic experience in water infrastructure, renewable energy, and environmental management to advocate at the federal level,” explains Councilwoman Koss.  “This is an opportunity to promote Florida and Cocoa’s best interests for a sustainable future.”

As a member of NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee, Councilwoman Koss 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 administration and at home.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees play an important role in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing America’s cities, towns, and villages at the local level,” said NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. “I’m thrilled to have Councilwoman Koss serve on NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee this year, and look forward to working with her to strengthen the federal-local partnership and grow our common knowledge of the issues and opportunities facing our communities.”  

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Ruth Grendahl, Councilmember, Apple Valley, Minnesota; Vice Chair Laura Dent, Vice Mayor, Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Vice Chair Brian Jones, Councilmember, Union City, Georgia. 

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit https://www.nlc.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy-committees/

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