An Oklahoma City Council member has been appointed to the National Transportation Defense Committee

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Another Oklahoma City Council member has been appointed to a committee of a nationwide city government organization that advocates for transportation policy and innovation across the country.

He joins Councilman Mark Stonecipher, who represents Ward 8 in Oklahoma City National League of Cities 2024 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee. Stonecipher is appointed to a one-year term and is expected to help shape the National League of Cities’ policy agenda for infrastructure funding and transportation safety.

“Located in the middle of the country, Oklahoma City serves as a hub at the crossroads of I-35 and I-40,” Stonecipher said in a statement Thursday. “This makes transportation across Oklahoma City a vital component of our national infrastructure. First and foremost, it is critical that we always strive to improve the quality and safety of our streets and highways. In doing so, we not only improve local connectivity, but also contribute to the broader goal “Connecting the east and west coasts through Oklahoma City.”

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The Association’s advocacy committee teams include local elected officials and city staff from member municipalities across the country. Oklahoma City has been a member of the National League of Cities for more than 50 years. The century-old organization He lobbies the federal government on issues of sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, community resiliency, funding priorities, and more.

The announcement of Stonecipher’s role comes on the heels of news of Ward 1 Councilman Bradley Carter’s appointment to the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Resources Advocacy Committee. In March, Stonecipher, Carter and fellow City Council members Nikki Nice and… Barbara Beckplans to attend the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C

This article originally appeared in The Oklahoman: An OKC Council member has been added to the National Transportation Committee

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