Grand Junction councilman remains on national committee

Duncan McArthur
Duncan McArthur

A member of the Grand Junction City Council will continue serving on a committee for a national advocacy group for cities.

Duncan McArthur has been named to the National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee for 2018. McArthur is the only representative  from Western Colorado on the panel.

The committee develops policy positions for the National League of Cities on issues involving air and water quality as well as energy, noise control, waste management and wetlands. The committee advocates on behalf of its member cities and towns on those issues before Congress and the Trump administration.

“This will be my third year serving on the EENR committee, and I do not think there is another committee with the National League of Cities that more directly impacts the issues that are important to the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County,” McArthur said. “During my tenure on EENR, I have been able to bring the impacts of federal regulations on communities whose economy is dependent on energy development to the forefront.”

Mark Stodola, president of the National League of Cities, welcomed McArthur’s efforts. “I am thrilled to have Duncan McArthur join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The National League of Cities represents a total of 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States that are in turn home to a total of more than 218 million people. For more information, visit www.nlc.org.