Mayor Pro Tem John Lopez has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee for a third consecutive year. The announcement of his reappointment was made by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.
Mayor Pro Tem Lopez, elected to a one-year term, will contribute strategic direction and guidance to NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on transportation and infrastructure. His role involves advocating for sustainable and efficient transportation solutions that address current demands while promoting a connected and resilient future.
“I’m honored to serve on this committee and represent my hometown of Grand Prairie,” said Mayor Pro Tem Lopez. “I am fully committed to tirelessly working toward developing sustainable and efficient transportation solutions for our communities that meet the demands of today while paving the way for a more connected and resilient future.”
As a member of NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee, Mayor Pro Tem Lopez will play a vital role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities, towns, and villages before Congress, the President’s administration, and locally.
NLC President Mayor David Sander highlighted the significance of federal advocacy committees in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing local communities. He expressed enthusiasm about Mayor Pro Tem Lopez's service on the Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee and looked forward to working together to strengthen the federal-local partnership.
The 2024 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.