The Council, which will be lead by Councilmember Amy Marie Vizzo-Paniccia of Bridgeport, CT, is charged with drafting and recommending policies concerning problems and opportunities which are unique to communities with universities.
NLC issues of concern to university communities are economic development, transportation and infrastructure, sustainability, noise and other nuisances, housing and neighborhood concerns and partnerships between the university and the city.
“I welcome this appointment,” said Mayor Tucker. “Often the local college is the largest employer in a university city. Monticello is no different. This appointment provides a great opportunity to learn what is working in university cities of our size and create connections for Monticello with towns that are prospering and growing with their local college.”
The National League of Cities (NLC) is America’s oldest national municipal advocacy organization. Founded in 1926, today NLC represents 19,000 cities, towns, and villages, and 49 member state municipal leagues; providing training to municipal officials, holding conferences, lobbying and providing assistance to cities in educational issues.
Tucker has also requested an appointment to the League’s Small Cities Advocacy Council; expected appointments are scheduled to be made in October 2016.