City Councilman Stephen M. Ross was recently appointed to serve a one-year term on the Tax and Finance Legislative Action Committee of the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM). Every year the President of the NCLM taps some of the organization’s most “talented and resourceful” members to take on leadership roles by serving on one of three Legislative Action Committees.
Serving on a policy committee is the most direct way for a NCLM member to participate in developing the League’s advocacy priorities. The Tax and Finance Legislative Action Committee considers, among others, policies related to debt financing, budgetary control, economic development, impact fees, property taxes, and interlocal financing. The Committee will recommend advocacy goals to the NCLM Board of Directors and membership for approval in advance of the State Legislature’s “long session.”
Councilman Ross has served the citizens of Burlington as an elected official since 1997 and has worked in the financial service industry since 1980. This expertise has equipped Councilman Ross to provide important advice in support of the vital legislative advocacy efforts of the NCLM. Of his appointment, Councilman Ross comments that he is “pleased with the opportunity to guide the League’s advocacy in such a critical realm of policy making.”
The Tax and Finance Legislative Action Committee will hold its initial meeting in early 2012.