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COUNCILMAN ALIX DESULME APPOINTED TO THE NLC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

North Miami, FL – 12/15/2017

The National League of Cities (NLC) appointed North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme to the 2018 Information Technology and Communications (ITC) federal advocacy committee for a second term. This committee takes the lead in developing the NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving public access to telecommunications and information 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 Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.   

“I am honored to have been selected once again to serve on this committee especially after the FCC voted to end net neutrality”, said Desulme. “It is my hope to work and advocate on behalf of my constituency and all citizens in Washington.”   

As a member of the committee, 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 Gary Resnick, Mayor, Wilton Manors, Florida; and Vice Chairs Corina Lopez, Councilmember, San Leandro, California; and Stephanie Piko, Mayor Pro Tempore, Centennial, Colorado.  

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.   

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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


Councilman Alix Desulme has an outstanding record of public service and takes pride in his commitment and dedication to the community. Desulme is a certified teacher, small business owner and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. On June 2, 2015, Desulme was elected to represent District 4 residents in the North Miami City Council. In a 2009 city-wide election, Councilman Desulme made history by becoming the first African American to be elected City Clerk of North Miami. 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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