Irmo Town Councilman Erik Sickinger has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee. Councilman Sickinger was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on broadband infrastructure, digital equity, cybersecurity, and related topics. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington.
“I’m excited to represent the people of Irmo on this important committee,” Councilman Sickinger said. “These efforts will ensure that I can advocate for quickly growing towns like ours in South Carolina and continue my advocacy for important technology and communications efforts in the Midlands, with impact across the country.”
As a member of NLC’s Information Technology and Communications committee, Councilman Sickinger 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. An important part of that representation is providing guidance and lobbying the administrations to pass legislation and make rules supporting the needs of cities/towns.
“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 of Tacoma, Washington. “I am excited to have Councilman Sickinger serve on the Information Technology and Communications committee and look forward to working with him to ensure every city, town and village in this nation has the resources they need to thrive.”
Sickinger will be in good company as the leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Kent Keel, Council Member of University Place, Washington; Vice Chair Joseph Goldstein, Council Member of Marietta, Georgia; and Vice Chair Bobby Scott, Mayor of Center Point, Alabama.
“I will have an influence in helping steer the direction of how the administration supports and directs resources,” said Erik. “This includes grants and best practice sharing regarding technology and connecting with residents.”
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: https://www.nlc.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy-committees/.