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VICE-MAYOR ALIX DESULME APPOINTED TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

North Miami, FL – 12/16/2016

Vice-Mayor Alix Desulme has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, 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 appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.   

As a member of the committee, Vice Mayor Desulme will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home.   

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair David Luna, councilmember, Mesa, Arizona, and Vice Chairs David Baker, mayor, Kenmore, Washington, and Gary Resnick, mayor Wilton Manors, Florida.   

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, please click here.   

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The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org   Vice Mayor Alix Desulme has an outstanding record of public service and takes pride in his commitment and dedication to the community. Vice Mayor Desulme is a certified teacher, small business owner and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. On June 2, 2015, Vice Mayor Desulme was elected to the North Miami City Council, representing the West portion of the City of North Miami, District 4. In a 2009 city-wide election, Councilman Desulme made history by becoming the first African American to be elected City Clerk of North Miami. Vice Mayor Desulme holds the distinction of being the youngest and first Haitian-American elected as City Clerk in the United States of America.
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