Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Policy and Advocacy Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Ralph E. Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Corpus Christi has prioritized its investments in our transportation infrastructure. We must continue to collaborate with transportation leaders to guide effective federal policies to build successful and resilient communities,” said Mayor Martinez.

As a member of the committee, Mayor Martinez 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 Administration and at home.

The chair of this year’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Steering Committee is Robert Bauman, alderman, Milwaukee, Wisc. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Patrick Wojahn, council member, College Park Md. and Karen Johnson, council member, Nashville, Tenn.