City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   1/26/2023
Contact: Thornton Communications Director
Todd Barnes, 303-538-7279

Thornton City Council Member Kathy Henson Appointed to NLC Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee

THORNTON, CO… Kathy Henson, Thornton City Council Member, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee for a one-year term. Henson will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC's federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, education, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. "Serving on the Human Development Advocacy Committee gives me the opportunity to influence policy to increase federal funding and resources coming into Thornton, which will improve the lives of our residents," said Henson. "I am honored to have the chance to do this work."

As a member of NLC's Human Development Committee, Kathy Henson will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America's cities, towns and villages before Congress, with the administration, and at home. "NLC's federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve," said NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards. "I am excited to have Council Member Henson serve on the Human Development Committee and look forward to working with her to ensure every city, town and village in this nation has the resources they need to thrive."

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