Mayor Chet Olson Appointed to National League of Cities’ Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee

Mayor Chet Olson Appointed to National League of Cities’ Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee

Washington, DC – Chet Olson, Mayor of Rochelle, Illinois has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2012 Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee. The Information Technology and Communications committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting, and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities.

“The National League of Cities is a very professional organization and I am very proud to serve on their ITC Steering Committee to represent the Cities, Counties in the Region and the State of Illinois.”

As a member of the committee, Chet Olson will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and at home.

The chair of this year’s Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee is M. Christopher Whitley, Mayor Pro Tem, High Point, NC. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Larry Kitchens, Council Member, Hurst, TX., and Pat Miner, Mayor Pro Tem, Plano, TX.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit https://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.